Pago de Cirsus
The aim of Pago de Cirsus is to make 100 percent single-estate wines of the very highest quality. The 136 hectares of southerly vineyards are planted with Tempranillo, Merlot, Syrah, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and small grain Muscat. Standing in their midst is a towering chateau and state-of-the-art winery that priduces some of the most highly awarded wines in Spain and is set to be the next Pago D.O. in the country.
Its founder and owner, Spanish film producer Iñaki Nuñez, chose the site just outside the village of Ablitas in Navarra for its sloping topography and ochre-coloured clay found over most of the estate. Combined with its continental climate, the conditions are regarded as optimum for growing vines. Further enhancing the quality, the average yield per hectare is intentionally reduced far below the denomination’s limit to produce concentrated wines with deep colour, excellent fruit, and powerful structure.