ENCINAR DE ANDOIZ
Encinar de Andoiz is located in the northern region of Navarre (Valdizarbe). Unlike the south, it is mountainous and is characterized by many varying soil conditions and a microclimate. As a result, choosing a plot for wine-growing special attention: brown, white or red clay and various rock formations favor different wines. In addition, when selecting a vineyard, the possibility of late frost must be considered, but it must also be guaranteed that on hot summer days a strong cooling takes place during the nights because it is important for the formation of the aromas.
The present-day vines for Palacio del Dean are located in the vast and protected valley of Nekeas near Pamplona. They are usually between ten and twenty years old. The planted plots have been plagued by centuries of vine cultivation in the last few decades first by the grape plague (1899/1900 in Navarre) and later became the victim of the economic reform of the region. Now they need to reassure returns in turn. The wines are prized in Nekeas prestigious wine cellar by Concha Vecino, the internationally renowned oenologist, famous for its usually highly appreciated cuvées from Tempranillo and Bordeaux varieties.