La Casa de Lúculo
• 100% old Garnacha
• BIO control of the vineyard, HAND-cultivation and -harvest
• Recovered SINGLE VINEYARD: Santa Eufemia, older than 95 years
• Located in Sada (Zone of Baja Montaña, Northern Navarra)
• 800 metres high
• DO Navarra’s area most influenced by Atlantic climate
The name of our winery comes from the book written by Julio Camba and published in the beginning of the XX century. La Casa the Lúculo is all about the pleasures around a table: good food and wine, good company and good respectful communication, good manners. A culture that Mr. Camba feared would disappear.
With this in mind, in “La Casa de Lúculo” we work with maximum respect for our environment and elaborate wines that do reflect their origin aiming to protect and preserve these vineyards that tend to live forever because they are simply part of their surrounding nature.
The project led by the couple of oenologists Virginia Arranz and Juan Glaría was born in 2004 in the Baja Montaña region of the D.O.Navarra with the challenge of recovering the authochtonous Garnacha Atlántica variety as the identity of this wine region. After 5 years working hand in hand with Axial Vinos, La Casa de Lúculo joined forces with the wine group reaffirming the identity of this variety as “the hidden gem from Navarra”.
Intense bright ruby color. On the nose, it is intense and cheerfully characterized by intense aromas of fresh red fruits, cherry liqueur and hues of blue flowers – violets. On the palate, it is enjoyable sweet, fresh and vibrant. It finally delivers a fruity and floral persistent finish.
• Limited edition of 1,000 bottles. Single-vineyard wine.
• Pre-fermentative maceration and alcoholic fermentation in open oak barrels of 500 liters of
capacity, during 18-20 days.
• Malolactic fermentation in new French oak barrels.
• 10-12 months ageing in French oak.
On its own or with everything you think it will match with. Next to rich food it will best show its wealth of character. Best served at 16-18ºC.
93 Points, James Suckling 2017, vintage 2015
90 Points, R. Parker – The Wine Advocate, Issue #231, June 2017, vintage 2015