Enrique Basarte and Elisa Ucar, the dynamic team behind Domaine Lupier, have nurtured their fascination for old vine Garnacha by acquiring 27 parcels in the hills of Navarra, all based around the precipitous village of San Martín de Unx. These vineyards are located at an elevation ranging from 400 to 700 metres above the sea, and their photogenic vines date back to 1903. The Terroir cuvée comes from old vines with low yields and is aged for 14 months in barrels of differing size.
We have been followers of this winery for years, but this is the best Lupier yet. Gorgeous fruit intensity, packed with dark berry fruit, violets and hints of barnyard and spice with a smoky minerality woven into it. This is plush yet balanced with delicious damson plums on the palate.