€15.50/ btl 0.75 L
Details for Sierra Cantabria Reserva 2013
Bottle size and vintage
The Eguren family has kept to the very best in traditional style Rioja with this 100% Tempranillo, sourced from their vineyards over 30 years old near San Vicente de la Sonsierra. After a manual selection of clusters at harvest and further sorting at the winery, careful vinification processes ensure that an exceptional wine conveying the expressiveness of the Tempranillo grape is ready for traditional oak-ageing. A period of 18 months is spent in French and American oak barrels (20% new and 80% used for up to 3 previous wines), with regular racking every 4 months and bottling without filtration.
This bright, ruby-red wine reveals an intense, complex aroma on the nose with an elegant bouquet supplied by oak-ageing: notes of fresh ripe fruit are well-balanced by hints of spices, vanilla and toast. A velvety mouthfeel on the palate develops firmly into sensations of well-ripe red fruit, enhancing a powerful, elegant structure with fine tannins. Appreciable toasty notes, vanilla and light balsamic touches appear on the aftertaste, with red fruits highly noticeable, ending with a long, persistent finish.
NOTA: Best stored at a constant temperature and lower than 14ºC. Ready for drinking now and for the next few years.
Rice with truffles / Game birds / Vegetable casseroles
- Vine age:30 years
- Ageing period:18 months
- Barrel age:Mostly new
- Type of wood:American and french oak
- Optimum serving temperature:Between 16ºC and 18ºC
- Decanting:Aeration is recommended
Buying this wine in the UK will cost you double the price! Very good crianza from a highly respected producer.
The Eguren family has historical connections with wine-making dating back to 1870 and now five generations have been intrinsically involved with vine cultivation in La Rioja. Expert knowledge has been accrued then passed on, with technological advances in production warmly accepted but without totally superseding traditional ideas that are based on an overriding respect for the soil and the vine. The winery in San Vicente de la Sonsierra was founded in 1957 by Guillermo Egur...