It’s half term! No school run, no packed lunches, no last minute panics locating lost/clean school uniform and no form-filling. It’s almost felt like a mini-break of sorts even if we haven’t been anywhere. But I do have something for you this week that promises to virtually transport you to warmer climes. Specifically, the beautiful Navarra region in northern Spain, close to the Pyrenees. Navarra has long been famous for its fabulous rosé wines (big fan right here) but the reds are simply gorgeous and the cooler spots in the region are producing some of the country’s best Chardonnay. I’ve got a mixed case (6 bottles) worth over £80 up for grabs and all you have to do to be in with a chance of winning it is leave a comment here on the blog and a winner will be picked next week. For a (virtual) taste of what to expect, see this week’s recommendations. Good luck!
T&Cs: UK residents only. Must be over 18 years old to enter. Competition closes on 5th November 2021 at 11.59pm. The winner will be notified by email and the prize will be posted to the winner after that date.
This post is sponsored by Wines of Navarra.
Current red in the rack: El Chaparral de Vega Sindoa Garnacha
Price: £7.99 - Buy From Majestic
Made from really old vines grown in one of the highest spots in the region, this 100% Garnacha is rich and plump with plenty of bramble fruits and a generous sprinkle of spice. Definitely calls for a fire, a bowl of stew and something binge-worthy on TV.
Current red in the rack: Otazu Premium Cuvee
Price: £12.00 - Buy From Buckingham Schenk
From one of just a handful of wine estates in Spain to have Vinos de Pago status, this is a very smart blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Tempranillo grapes. It’s aged for a year in small oak barrels then for a bit longer in the bottle before being released. Big, bold and very, very beautiful.