2022 Sierra Cantabria Blanco
We are big fans of the whole range of Sierra Cantabria's and our opinion is also strongly supported by Penin and Robert Parker. Robert Parker JR writes about Sierra Cantabria "An excellent and consistent producer of high-quality wines at realistic prices"
This white Sierra Cantabria Blanco is an atypical white Rioja made from grapes allowed by the appellation but very innovative. The first vintage was the 2016, when they produced less. The first volume comes with the 2018 Blanco. The 2019 is now available and is an unusual blend of Sauvignon Blanc (30%), Viura (30%), Tempranillo Blanco (25%), Malvasía (10%) and Maturana (5%). Almost a bit French-looking. It ferments and ages in stainless steel and only the Sauvignon Blanc ferments and ages in (French) oak to give it texture and avoid the excessive aromas. The Maturana has a very high acidity and provides freshness. It is very different from your average white Rioja. The individual grapes remain on their lees and are only blended at the end, after which the wine also receives some bottle aging. The wine has fruit and flowers and is light and fresh, but with more complexity and texture. This wine has tones in the nose as well as in its flavor palette, ranging from soft fruit such as pear and mango to ripe citrus fruits. The short wood aging also gives the wine a pleasant tone from toasted bread to vanilla. A very complete wine with a very wide taste palette.
Sierra Cantabria embodies the essence of the Eguren family. More than 10 years ago, Marcos and Miguel Eguren created a white wine called "Organza," referring to the light fabric that adorns wedding dresses, signifying its softness and delicacy. There is a similar reference for "Sierra Cantabria Otoman" which refers to another type of silk, made from fabrics produced in Turkey. This substance gives the same vitality and freshness, while preserving the unique soft characteristics of the Sonsierra environment, where the grapes of this wine come from.
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The Spanish winery Sierra Cantabria was founded in 1957 by Guillermo Eguren and is one of Hermanos Eguren's beautiful wineries. Sierra Cantabria is located in the Rioja in a unique location between the River Ebro and the Sierra Cantabria mountain range. The Sierra Cantabria Mountains (1200m.) And the River Ebro (350m.) Provide a special microclimate with Mediterranean and continental features - mild winters and mild summers, unique to wine growing.
On the other hand, the thermal summer jump (intense heat during the day with fresh night temperatures) increases the polyphenol content, which makes for excellent quality wines with a distinctive character.
The vineyards of Bodega Sierra Cantabria are mainly located in the towns of San Vicente de la Sonsierra, Labastida and Laguardia, an area very well known for wine growing.
The Tempranillo variety predominates, along with small amounts of Garnacha, Viura and 'Hairy Tempranillo', all of which are grown in vineyards about 35 years old, although there are also plots up to 70 years old.The harvest is carried out by hand every year, paying special attention to the rigorous selection of the grapes that are the soul of the wine, in optimal condition and in perfect ripening conditions. The careful harvest is followed by a thorough separation of the bunches, which is done on a selection table at the entrance of the winery. Winemaking is aimed at minimal intervention in the winery to fully respect the character of the terroir
|Type of Wine||White|
|Grape||Malvasia, Sauvignon Blanc, Viura|
|Drinking as of||2023|
|Tasting Profiles||Aromatic, Dry, Fresh, Fruity, Tense, White fruit|
|Drink moments||Borrelen, Cadeau!, Met vrienden, Summer party, Terras, Voor alledag|