2018 Bodegas Máximo Abete Garnacha Gris "La Roya" Baja Montaña, Navarra, Spain
This lovely white wine is made with Garnacha Gris , an indigenous black/grey grape that is known as "Roya" (thus the name) in the Baja Montaña de Navarra.
From an Organic Vineyard in the Navarra (and technically illegal, as Garnacha Gris is supposed to be made as a light red wine in the Navarra) this beautiful example of Garnacha Gris is robust white wine. With a pale yellow color with subtle orange glints. On the nose is light and fine with citrus, apricot, and fresh cut dry grass. The flavors follow the nose, with a touch of mineral notes and just a touch of tannin to round it out.