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The brushland of Navarre, which is characterised by its steep terrains and very little room for growing crops, saw numerous Grenache vineyards abandoned because they were very difficult to access and because of their poor production, which made them unsustainable for local farmers.
This led to the creation of “Unsi”: a winemaking project which aimed to recover these old mountain Grenache vineyards to produce totally unique, premium quality wines.
Some years ago, the oenologist Gonzalo Celayeta Escudero, in his quest to rescue these old abandoned vineyards, began to lead a project to recover and champion the Grenache grape variety with the aim of producing totally unique, premium quality wines.
This led to the creation of Unsi, a winemaking project using recovered Grenache grapevines grown in areas of brushland, which was launched with two exclusive wines: the red “Terrazas” and the white wine “Terrazas Blanco”. Both come from the best selection of local terraced vineyards.
The vineyards are located in some absolutely charming spots in San Martin de Unx.
The geography and soil, in short, the low-lying mountain landscape, give the product unique characteristics that make it different from other wines. This is where the characteristic terrain of this landscape comes into its own. The soils are rich in limestone, and are stony in some cases, but have good clay content despite their altitude.
In these areas, covered by scrub ecosystems, where brushland vegetation (thyme, rosemary, lavender, juniper and Kermes oak) surrounds and often camouflages the vineyards, Grenache grapes come into their own and develop their unique characteristics..
The result; is highly characteristic freshness (moderately high acidity and medium-low pH) and hints of fresh fruit and floral nuances that are not to be found in other areas.
We are proud to present “Terrazas”, a wine crafted from a carefully chosen selection of local terraced vineyards, where the different levels, altitudes and types of soil fuse together to create a unique sensation which leaves nobody indifferent.
“Terrazas Blanco” is the result of a carefully chosen selection of local terraced vineyards located at the foot of the mountains, that take advantage of the dampness of the land closer to the ravines, recovering a variety of grapes that was fundamental for our grandparents yet which has almost disappeared from Navarre today.
We are proud to present“Dulce Garnacha”, which is the result of a long, meticulous winemaking process involving a minimum of three years of oxidative ageing, including one year of exposure to the sun in glass demijohns. Dare to try a different kind of sweet wine.
This unique mountain vineyard stands at the top of an area known as "La Sierra", on a windswept stretch of sandstone soil that is the domain of roe deers and wild boars.
This unique plot is located on a slope in the area known as “El Boyeral”, hidden in the mountains, sheltered by the hills and nestled into sandy, sandstone soil.
Discover our vineyards nestled into the landscape in our “Vineyard Explorer” off-road vehicle. If you an explorer with a thirst for exploring, you will have a great experience in the low-lying mountains of Navarre.
Visit our incredible winery in Olite and enjoy an unforgettable sensory experience. Indulge in a delicious wine tasting-pairing session with local products. If you are hungry for good wine and good food, this is the perfect visit for you.
Rúa de Alcalde Maillata 31390, Olite, Navarra. Spain