Crianza

Sierra Cantabria

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Red
Spain
Rioja
2016 Vintage

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A succulent, elegant Crianza Rioja crafted by Marcos Eguren, who is widely regarded as Spain’s greatest winemaker. This is Sierra Cantabria's most widely-admired wine due to its exceptional value and delicate yet complex style. Ripe blackberry and cherry fruit, hints of spice and smoke, and a dusting of cocoa combine to form an easy yet complex Rioja with layers of flavour.

Product Specification

  • Colour
    Red
  • Country
    Spain
  • Region
    Rioja
  • Style
    Medium Bodied
  • Closure
    Natural Cork
  • SKU
    C9090116
  • Alcohol %
    14.5%
  • Grape
    Tempranillo
  • Unit Volume
    75cl

Customer Reviews Write a Review

  • 5
    A joyous wine

    Posted by Tom King on 28 Apr 2020

    I have loved previous vintages of this, so I eagerly anticipated the 2016 - one of Rioja`s finest. I can truthfully say that it met and even exceeded expectations, with fragrant fruit leaping out of the glass and just a seasoning of oak to remind you where it comes from. It`s delicious now, but past experience shows it can also age well, so you can enjoy it over at least another 5-6 years (in theory, at least).


Winemaking

Grapes are traditionally destemmed and fermentation is temperature-controlled between 26 and 28ºC with indigenous yeast selected from their own vineyards. Extended maceration on the skins for 24 days, starting with two daily pump-overs and then a light pump-over daily during the last ten days. The wine ages for 14.5 months in Bordeaux barrels of French and American oak.