Navarra has grown grapes since the time of the ancient Romans, and its location between Rioja, Spain and Bordeaux, France has encouraged growers here to combine the best of both worlds in their quest for quality. The Navarra wine region lies between Rioja and the French border to the northeast. The region is famous for growing the classic grapes of Northern Spain—tempranillo and garnacha (grenache)—each having their native roots in Spain. Navarra has considerable plantings of the major French varietals—Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc—however, indigenous varietals dominate 8211; with 70% of all plantings. 95% percent of the wine produced in Navarra is red and ros233;.
The Ochoa family has been linked to the wine of Navarre since the fourteenth century. Bodegas Ochoa has been a working winery vineyard estate for over six centuries, thus being one of the oldest wine producers in Navarre. The origin of the current wine ce

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