This limited production wine is included in a special collection produced by the Eguren family at their newly constructed winery, Viñedos Sierra Cantabria. The 100% Tempranillo grapes come from a single vineyard planted in 1973, the Finca El Bosque in San Vicente de la Sonsierra. This 1.5 ha parcel lies on a gentle slope facing south-east and is sheltered from northerly winds by the Sierra de Cantabria. Organically fertilized every 2 years, the trellised vines grow in calcareous-clay soils, with plenty of gravel and surface stones.
Only perfectly ripe, healthy grape clusters are hand-selected at harvest and further sorted at the winery. After which they are destalked manually, with a careful inspection of every grape – typical of the Eguren attention to detail for the attainment of a supreme quality wine. Malolactic fermentation takes place in new French and Rumanian Bordelaise oak barrels, followed by ageing for 18 months in new oak and bottling in May 2008 in distinctive, old Bordelaise-style bottles.
A complex, elegant nose of compote fruit, spices, cocoa, balsamic and mineral notes; powerful and rich on the palate, revealing dark fruit liqueur nuances and robust but rounded tannins. Perfectly structured with exquisite balance and length, and showing great ageing potential. A wine that utterly deserves its high rating.
Guidelines for drinking and storing:
Drink now or keep until 2026.
El Bosque 2006 front and back
Viñedos Sierra Cantabria
Viñedos Sierra Cantabria is essentially a collection of vineyards that the Eguren family has brought together as part of their Sierra Cantabria wine range featuring new classics. These exceptional wines primarily showcase the Tempranillo grape and represent the particular characteristics of their terroir: Colección Privada, Sierra Cantabria Cuvée, Organza, and...
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