Press Room

Here you can find highlighted remarks on Domaines Lupier, including press reviews, radio & television.

  • Steven Spurrier, U.K., Senior Editor Decanter Magazine, “International Red winner Grenache-Domaines Lupier El Terroir 2008″. PDF


  • Wine Advocate Robert Parker, issue 213,

Domaines Lupier La Dama 2010 — 94 puntos - Luis Gutierrez’s description: The 2010 La Dama Vinas Viejas is sourced from the more calcareous and stony plots of pure old-vine, dry-farmed Garnacha. It has an intoxicating nose that is extremely aromatic and the musky violets, malt, cardamom and organic, earthy notes akin to humus, peat and malt are intermixed with notes of wild red berries. The palate is very rich, a little decadent, medium-bodied and superbly balanced with freshness, penetrating flavors, and a clean, persistent finish. This is a superb Garnacha, showing great compromise between ripeness and freshness, the Mediterranean warmth and the Atlantic precision. Bravo! Drink 2014-2018.  Domaines Lupier El Terroir 2010 — 92 puntos - Luis Gutierrez’s description: The 2010 El Terroir is a barrel selection of the argilo-calcareous Garnacha vineyards, which is hitting it on all cylinders, with a floral, red and black berry aromas, as well as balsamic notes with just hints of spices and smoke. The palate is medium-bodied with ultra-fine tannins and a silky texture that makes it very pleasant and easy to drink. Drinking beautifully today, it should last quite a bit. Drink 2016-2021.  Wine Advocate-issue 213 Domaines Lupier “A name to follow” ” Domaines Lupier is the name of the project of husband and wife Enrique Basarte and Elisa Ucar. They are from Pamplona and started searching for old-vine Garnacha vineyards in different zones of Spain, but were finally convinced that what they were looking for was close to home, in Navarra. They walked the vineyards and chewed hundreds of grapes to make sure they had the quality of tannins they were looking for and they finally found it in the village of San Martin de Unx (plus a small one in Olite). The vines range from 68 years old to over 100 years old (the oldest vineyard they have is from 1903). They have 17 hectares in 27 separate plots. Altitudes vary, and so does the soil composition, it’s basically argilo-calcareous, but the amount of chalk, clay and gravel differs from plot to plot. They also purchased a large house in the village where they live and have their 50,000-bottle winery. They sold their grapes until 2008, when they bottled their first vintage. 2008 was a cold year, similar to 2010 (and the future 2013), while 2009 was warmer and riper, more in line with 2011 and 2012. But while there was a heat wave in 2009, the heat and drought during 2011 was much more prolonged. All their vineyards are head-pruned and dry-farmed, which absorbs the effect of the heat and drought and delivers more balanced grapes. As 2008 was their first vintage, they were forced to use 100% new oak, but the idea is to renew 10% of the wood each year. They are also moving toward larger containers (400, 500, 650 and 1,500-liter) as they see the wood-to-fruit ratio needed for Garnacha is lower than for other varieties. Fermentation is in stainless steel and open barrels, part full-cluster. I spent some time visiting their vineyards and, besides tasting the current 2010s, I had the chance to preview the recently bottled 2011s (where they discarded 40% of the harvest and achieved great results avoiding the raisiny character of the year). I also previewed barrel samples of 2012 and 2013, and the future looks bright for Lupier. 2010 is a balanced, fresh and elegant vintage, and their wines experienced a quantum leap from previous years. They feel much more integrated and balanced, more in harmony with the oak, and are highly recommended. They are growing and improving with each vintage. This is a name to follow. Enrique Basarte highlight Domaines Lupier chalky soils on Navarra’s article on Wine Advocate . See picture 14.06.27 Enrique Basarte at Wine advocate-erobertParker -Domaines Lupier  Full Article PDF Wine Advocate Full Article Navarra Luis Gutierrez

  •  Jancis U.K., Domaines Lupier                                                                                                                                             El Terroir 2009 — 18/20 points PDF


  • Decanter-January 2015 - at TOP 50 wines of YEAR to Domaines Lupier la dama PDF
  • Decanter-August 2014 - Domaines Lupier la dama 19/20 - PDF
  • Guía Peñín 201294 points Domaines Lupier El Terroir 2008 and 93 points Domaines Lupier La Dama 2008 PDF
  • Guía Peñín 2013 - 94 points Domaines Lupier El Terroir 2009 and 93 points Domaines Lupier La Dama 2009 PDF
  • Andrés Proensa 2014 Guide97 PointsDomaines Lupier La Dama 2010  PDF
  • Andrés Proensa, 2014 Guide93 Points Domaines Lupier El Terroir 2010 
  • Andrés Proensa 2013 Guide- 96 Points Domaines Lupier La Dama 2009 PDF
  • Andrés Proensa 2012 Guide- 94 Points Domaines Lupier La Dama 2009



  • Joan Gómez Pallarès - “En dominio de lobos” Link 27/04/13 PDF
  • link 27/05/13 PDF
  • Planeta Vino Magazine, Andrés Proensa-Feb/Mar 2013 “Domaines Lupier, The most sophisticated Grenache” PDF
  • Expansión, Enrique Calduch, Nov 9th,2013 “Domaines Lupier, bodega revelación” PDF
  • Magazine MiVino/Vinum- Nº 180, dic 2012, The BEST of Year 2012, Domaines Lupier La Dama 09 en la selección.
  • Vino! Magazine Belgium, Feb/Mar 2012, Dirk Rodríguez “La Route du Grenache” Espagne, Domaines Lupier El Terroir “Un vin monumental” PDF
  • Magazine MiVino - Nº 169, Dic 2011, Cristina Alcalá, El Coleccionista Link
  • Expansion-Magazine, Fuera de Serie, 4/11/11, 20 Best wines of the year, by Theather and Film Producers/directors, thrid place, podium to Domaines Lupier El Terroir
  • Rabat Magazine, oct 2011, num 22m, Federico Oldenburg, The new jewels of spanish wines. PDF
  • Vinexpo, Jun 2011, Top international grenache producers at Grenache-event PDF
  • Expansion-magazine, Fuera de Serie, Enrique Calduch, 6/05/11. Los 25 fichajes de la Temporada/The 25 PDF
  • Las Provincias, Coqué Ruz, 6/03/2011. PDF
  • Jaime I. Jimenez, Madrid Fusión, 2011. Link
  • Spain Gourmetour. enero-abril 2011. PDF
  • Una garnacha de clase mundial. Diario de Navarra. 17/10/2010. Link
  • Quim Vila. iDom 9/01/2011. PDF


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