Oscar Navas Batussa Negre Tinto 2021
From the importer-
Oscar cut his teeth at 4 Kilos in Mallorca under Eloi Cedo's (Chateau Paquita) wing before starting his own project in his mothers hometown of Batea. An arid Mediterranean region, with hot days, a salty and fresh afternoon wind and cooling nights due to its elevation. These are qualities that give his wine a concentration that is in turn balanced with acidity and freshness. The region is famous for its ‘panal’ soil, one with high sand content and little water retention at the surface. Vines struggle to reach the water table deep below and the result is low production, small bunches of grapes and an intensity in flavor. Oscar produces about 400 cases annually.
A blend of 90% Trepat and 10% Macabeu organically grown over clay and calcareous soils. Grapes are hand
harvested, with carbonic maceration in stainless steel tank. Bottled unfined, unfiltered, and a little bit of SO2.