Artadi Pasos de San Martin 2019
Oyster shells, mussels, ripe strawberries and cherries. Some Mediterranean spices, too. Really flavorful and juicy on the palate with very abundant and silky tannins. Long, fruit-oriented finish. Lots of vibrancy!
The 2019 Pasos de San Martín was produced with Garnacha from the cooler zone of San Martín de Unx in Navarra where they have 11 hectares of 40-year-old vines on a southeast exposure where the soils are rich in limestone and silt. It's ripe, reflecting the warm and dry year, hitting the scale at 14.7% alcohol but keeping a low-ish pH of 3.42. It's an aromatic and expressive Garnacha with elegance, floral notes and hints of ripe fruit. It's fine-boned and has elegant tannins.