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Nekeas Cepa por Cepa Garnacha 2018

Nekeas Cepa por Cepa Garnacha

Navarre (Spain)

For some strange reason the wines of Navarre seem to have been ostracised. Many of us still remember...

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/ btl 0.75 L

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0.75 L - 2018


For some strange reason the wines of Navarre seem to have been ostracised. Many of us still remember the great rosé wines from Navarre but we seem to have forgotten that this northern area is at the forefront of embracing international grape varieties. Let's not forget, either, that native varieties, such as the Grenache, also perform to their best in these soils. In fact, there are many examples of high-quality wines based on the Grenache variety which, together with their risible prices, makes it hard to explain why Navarrese wines have been ignored.

Some years ago, the team at the Nekeas winery discovered a treasure — the small plots of land with old Grenache vines hidden amongst forests of Kermes oak trees. These old vines produce very few grapes — but, small and intense, they capture all the essence of this variety. Nekeas chose the strongest plants, those best-adapted to extreme conditions, and reproduced them by selecting the best shoots, vine by vine (hence the name of the wine, Cepa por Cepa, which means vine by vine). In this way they preserved a priceless genetic heritage.

The regrafted vines produced their first harvest in 2008 and since then their grapes have continued gaining in complexity and structure. They were originally combined with Tempranillo grapes but over the years they have shown clearly that they can work alone. The Cepa por Cepa wine is a classic Grenache wine with all the virtues that have catapulted this grape variety to fame. It is a fresh, juicy wine dominated by aromas of wild strawberries and spices such as black pepper. It is delicate yet intense on the palate, both accessible and seductive. Its tannins seem to be virtually non-existent, but they give the wine its structure. The short time this wine is kept in barrels simply brings out the fruit without affecting the flowery aromas and more spontaneous hints of fruit. Do you want to know what a good Grenache wine tastes like? If so, you must open a bottle of Cepa por Cepa for its pure Grenache essence.

Food pairing

Sirloin steak / Iberian pork secreto / Roast lamb


  • Ageing period:3 months
  • Type of wood:French oak


  • Optimum serving temperature:Between 14ºC and 16ºC

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by: luis fernandez (01/12/2019) - Vintage 2018

un vino joven con mucha personalidad

Rico en matices, con presencia de frutas rojas (moras, cerezas) junto a notas de caramelo de fresa y regaliz. Taninos sabrosos fundidos con una fresca acidez que le proporcionan una textura suave y redonda. Final cremoso y láctico.

by: davidnash (04/09/2018) - Vintage 2017

Great Garnacha really rounded

This is a really lovely colour and flavour, great depth and not tannic, the age adds depth not vanilla and wood. Fruity but not simplistic. An easy to drink wine with food or just on its own.

by: Eva (21/03/2018) - Vintage 2016

Imbatible en su precio

No sólo es increíble su precio por la calidad y el placer que ofrece, es riquísimo. Es un pena que las denominaciones famosas oculten pequeñas joyas como ésta. Fácil, completo, riquísimo, pura garnacha.

by: Pizarro (24/07/2017) - Vintage 2016

Un buen vino que ha satisfecho nuestras expectativas

Ya conocíamos las bodegas Nekeas y nos había gustado mucho su vino, así que decidimos probar esta garnacha Cepa por Cepa y no nos ha decepcionado: realmente un vino muy fresco y goloso, ideal para estos días de verano.

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Nekeas is situated in the 'valley of the stars', Valdizarbe, where vine cultivation is only made possible due to the presence of the Sierra del Perdón: a mountainous barrier that protects the Nekeas valley from the cold winds of the Pyrenees. The Atlantic (it lies 70 km from the Atlantic Ocean) and Mediterranean climatic influences, and a diverse collection of rocky outcrops due to the irregular nature of its mountain geography (red, white and brownish-grey clay, rocky-stony ...