Profile of Guelbenzu

The town of Cascante in Navarra has been producing wine since Roman times. In fact, the town was located on the principal Roman Road to Astorga, in northwestern Spain. Bodegas Guelbenzu, a family run winery producing simply some of the best wine Navarra has to offer, has been selling wine commercially since the 1800s. In 1851, the Guelbenzus showed their wines at the great London Universal Exhibition. They went on to win acclaim, taking a prestigious wine award in Bordeaux in 1882. But the present fame and high regard they have today in the wine world can be credited to the 8 Guelbenzu family members and fantastic winemaker Joseba Altuna, who launched the winery into the spotlight in the 1980s. Considered to be a boutique winery and located in a gorgeous mansion, Bodegas Guelbenzu is one of the most interesting and dynamic wineries in Spain at present.

Guelbenzu Evo is, to date, the most emblematic of our wines. The word EVO comes from and means “the duration of eternal things and time without limit” Other Spanish words – such as “longevity”, “nuevo”, “medievo” – are derived from the same mythological root, which was the cry “Evohe! Evohe! (May it last, may the festivities continue!) uttered by the Bacchae, priestesses of the god Bacchus, in the course of their Bacchanalia.

Wines produced

  • Guelbenzu Azul

    55% Tempranillo, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot, 12 months in French oak, Alc. 13%

  • Guelbenzu Evo

    70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Tempranillo, 10% Merlot, 12 months in French oak, Alc. 13.3%

  • Guelbenzu Lautus Crianza

    50% Tempranillo, 30% Merlot, 10% Cab Sauv, 10% Garnacha,12 months in French oak, Alc. 13%

Winery details

Guelbenzu

San Juan, n. 14
31520 Cascante
Navarra
Tel +34 948 850 055
Fax +34 948 850 097

Appellation
Without DO, but located in Navarra
Founded
1851
Area under vine
42 ha single estate
Age of vines
20 years
Oak barrel origin
French
Winemaker
Joseba Altuna
Owner
Gulebenzu Family
Grape varietals
Cabernet Sauvignon, Tempranillo, Garnacha, Merlot

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