2016 Señorío San Vicente

43.95 36.32
Type of Wine Red
Country Spain
Region Rioja
Appellation Rioja (Appellation)
Winery San Vicente
Year 2016
Grape Tempranillo
Content (Alc) 0.75 ltr (14.5%)
Drink window 2021 - 2030
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The Señorío San Vicente is produced from selected Tempranillo grapes from a south-facing 18-hectare vineyard located on a calcareous soil in San Vicente de la Sonsierra in Rioja Alta. The vineyard is therefore over 30 years old in 1985. The destemmed grapes are fermented in stainless steel vats and, after malolactic fermentation, are aged for 19-20 months in new oak barrels, 90% of which are French and the remaining 10% American. The San Vicente is a spectacular vintage which got 96 points from Penin and Parker 94+ points. This flagship from Hermanos Eguren has a beautiful shiny bright ruby red color with a nose full of notes of blood orange and more red than black fruit wrapped in licorice and cumin aromas. The medium-bodied taste shows round, creamy tannins and gives the wine a satin texture with a very good acidity balanced by a beautiful concentration of fruit. The drinking window is also great from 2019-2028.

The winery was founded by the famous Eguren family.

Vineyard for 2016 Señorío San Vicente

The Spanish Winery San Vicente is located in the Rioja in the town of San Vicente de la Sonsierra where everything starts in the La Canoca vineyard located in an exceptional location, with an indigenous almost no longer common variety the Tempranillo Peludo. The excellent conditions there create a complex wine with a great aging potential that was named after the winery. San Vicente winery is part of Sierra Cantabria - run by the famous Eguren family.

A search for a wine that shows the true potential of the "Sonsierra Tempranillo" led in 1991 to the founding of the Señorío de San Vicente winery by the Eguren family. Their philosophy was to create a single wine, San Vicente, from a single vineyard, La Canoca, from one grape variety Tempranillo Peludo, a variety native to the area, with unique features and low production.

Going back to the early 1980s, we would see Guillermo Eguren making a selection between Tempranillo variety vines from the family's most well-balanced old vineyards. He then opted for vines with low vigor, low production and smaller truss size. A few years later, in 1985, in one of the higher elevation areas of the municipality of San Vicente de la Sonsierra, a limited cultivation area of about 18 hectares was planted called La Canoca.

It was here, in the 1991 vintage, that the first Señorío de San Vicente was born, an example of a single variety planted in a single vineyard and vinified as the exclusive wine of a winery.

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More Information
Type of Wine Red
Country Spain
Region Rioja
Appellation Rioja (Appellation)
Winery San Vicente
Grape Tempranillo
Biological certified No
Vegan No
Year 2016
Drinking as of 2021
Drinking till 2030
Alcohol % 14.5
Alcohol free/low No
Content 0.75 ltr
Oak aging Yes
Sparkling No
Dessert wine No
Closure Cork
Parker rating 95
James Suckling rating 93
Tasting Profiles Earthy, Complex, Dry, Aged on wood, Powerful, Spicy, Red fruit, Tannines, Full
Drink moments Indruk maken, Lekker luxe, Open haard, Romantisch
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