The Navarrese appellation has been chosen to host the 10th edition of the Grenaches du Monde competition, an international contest dedicated to this grape variety and its preferred terroirs. Around a hundred national and international wine professionals (importers, distributors, journalists, and sommeliers, among others) will meet in the Navarrese town of Olite from 4 to 6 May to taste some 1,000 Grenache wines and select the best ones.
The choice of Olite as the venue for the competition reaffirms the Navarre appellation's commitment to the Grenache grape, the region's emblematic variety, which produces excellent red, rosé, and white wines.
A MULTITUDE OF CLIMATES AND LANDSCAPES
One of the main characteristics that define the DOP Navarra is the great diversity of landscapes and climates in the more than 100 kilometres that separate the north of the region, located near Pamplona, from the south, on the banks of the Ebro river.
Navarre enjoys an exceptional situation, practically unique in the Iberian Peninsula: the confluence of Atlantic, continental and Mediterranean climates. The proximity of the Bay of Biscay, the influence of the Pyrenees and the favourable conditions of the Ebro valley allow for this climatic diversity.
This is a circumstance that profoundly characterises the landscape of Navarre, where the more than 10,200 hectares of the Denomination of Origin are located in a multitude of ecosystems and growing conditions (hillsides, riverbanks, plateaus, plains) which define 5 different production areas: Baja Montaña, Valdizarbe, Tierra Estella, Ribera Alta and Ribera Baja.