Guerinda 'El Maximo'.

Grenache, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon
Navarra
by Bodegas Maximo Abete
Guerinda 'El Maximo'

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An exciting Spanish red wine blend that showcases Navarra’s strengths as a DO. Juicy, rich and textured with great depth of fruit cut with a dash of spice. Firm tannins and beautiful balance.

Grenache, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon
Navarra
by Bodegas Maximo Abete

RRP: €20.30

Price: €18.55

An exciting Spanish red wine blend that showcases Navarra’s strengths as a DO. Juicy, rich and textured with great depth of fruit cut with a dash of spice. Firm tannins and beautiful balance.

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country:
Spain
region:
Navarra
vintage:
2014
grapes:
Grenache, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon
abv:
14.5
style:
Red
code:
10944
enjoy with:
Game, Beef & Lamb, Hearty Roots, Soft Cheeses
Light Bodied
full Bodied
Low acidity
high acidity
Dry
sweet
Guerinda 'El Maximo'
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Light Bodied
full Bodied
Low acidity
high acidity
Dry
sweet

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country:
Spain
region:
Navarra
vintage:
2014
grapes:
Grenache, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon
abv:
14.5
style:
Red
code:
10944
enjoy with:
Game, Beef & Lamb, Hearty Roots, Soft Cheeses

Wine Makers

Guerinda 'El Maximo'. by Maria and Yoanna Abete

After five days looking for new wine in Spain, we came across the remote winery of Yoanna and Maria Abete, deep in the mountains of Navarra. These two sisters are amongst the youngest and most dynamic winemakers we’ve come across. With Yoanna’s husband, Juanma Lerga, this tightknit group are the quintessential artisan winery.

 

Like Father, Like Daughters

The winery is named after the girls’ father, Maximo, who was the first to commit to making wine from the family vineyards. He believed that they had the potential to make wines of real quality, not just to sell grapes to co-ops like his neighbours did. Maximo sadly passed away two years ago but his passing bought Yoanna and Maria closer than ever. They recruited their closest friends and have re-focussed the winery to represent everything that a bulk operation is not.

 

Into the Wild

It took a rather rocky ride in a 4x4 to reach their vineyards. They’re situated up precarious mountain paths on soft, fertile soils that slope down towards the plains and rivers below. Hazy views over forests and hills greet the eyes once you make it up to them. We also noticed the abundance of wild herbs and flowers on their land which is a clue to natural, chemical-free viticulture.

 

A Different Style of Spanish Wine

But what really grabbed our attention were their wines of course. It is a delight to come across winemakers who are so in tune with their land, so focussed on quality and individuality, that their wines are unlike anything we’ve come across in Spain. 

In The Press

Press Reviews

"For decades Spain's Navarra was best known for weak Rosé and played a very second fiddle to near neighbour Rioja whose reputation spanned the globe. Recent years have brought improvement, however, and, just as Gigondas in France is now a worthy rival to Chateauneuf-du-Pape, so too does Navarra now rival Rioja. A sip of this and it's not hard to see why. It's robust and densely flavoured but with enough juicy fruit to keep it balanced. Try it with venison." Raymond Blake, Food and Wine Magazine.

"A brilliant discovery here in the form of a Cabernet, Merlot and Syrah Blend from Navarra with lovely complexity and a tantalising aroma of violets. Deep, dark and fascinating and a bit of a bargain at the price." Tom Doorley, Irish Daily Mail

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