Full-bodied Rioja, packed with cherries and heady with flower petals, the whole given depth and seriousness by whiffs of tobacco, cedar and toasty oak.
Food Matching: Ribs and sausages, roasted lamb, cured pork, and griled vegetables. Mushrooms, spices and Shepherds pies. Moussaka and red peppers, Manchego cheese.
Vineyard: Celebrating their 150th anniversary, Sierra Cantabria are steeped in not just history, but innovation. With such iconic projects under their belt as Numanthia and San Vicente, they have revolutionised Rioja and as such many people revere Marcos Eguren, winemaker, to be the finest Spain has to offer. The Sierra Cantabria Estate wines are their nod to the traditions of the region and all hail from the vineyards of Sonsierra de San Vicente. This zone is very well protected from the North and has a sloping landscape from Sierra Cantabria to the Ebro river, with very good South and South-West sun exposure, providing an accentuated and unique identity. With an average yield of 35hl/ha, the grapes are grown using a number of biodynamoc practices and are then hand harvested in small boxes when perfectly healthy and ripe. Further selection made in the winery using a sorting table under Marcos' meticulous eye.
Vinification: The grapes are 100% destemmed. Temperature-controlled fermentation takes place between 28 and 30ºC with indigenous yeast selected from their own vineyards. Extended post-fermentative maceration on the skins for 14 days, with two pump-overs daily in the beginning and a light daily pump-over at the end. The wine ages for 18 months in Bordelaise barrels of (50%) French and (50%) American oak. Age of barrels: 20% new oak and 80% maximum 3 year old oak barrel.
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Viticulture The vineyard consist of 33 year old vines planted at a density of 5500 vines per hectare, on clay limestone and gravel soils. The East to West facing vineyards produce yields of up to 49 hl/ha. Grapes are machine harvested in September. Vinification Grapes are double manually sorted in both vineyard and winery, then subsequently destemmed but not crushed, going through a brief period of maceration on its skins before being pneumatically pressed. Fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks, and the wine goes through further maceration post fermentation. The wine is then matured in French 225L oak barrels for 15 months, of which 80% was new oak.
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