Juan Simon Cartan Chardonnay - Navarra
REGION: Navarra, Spain
Another Spanish wine region that ISN’T Rioja! Although this one isn’t really very far away, and therefore beneﬁts from a similar climate, if a somewhat more mountainous terrain. More typically known for average rosé, it is only in recent years that Navarra has started producing high quality reds and whites too. Juan Simon is a pioneer of organic viticulture in the region, and the care and attention to his craft is very obviously on display here. Chardonnay does well here - plenty of heat, yet cool evenings keep the freshness.