2019 Sierra Cantabria Finca el Bosque Jeroboam (3 liter)
The El Bosque vineyard is located in San Vicente de la Sonsierra, La Rioja. It is a very small vineyard of less than 1.5 HA (1.4820 Ha-3.66 acres) at an altitude of 500 meters. The soils are of calcareous clay with an abundance of gravel and small round stones on the surface. Year of plantation: 1973. Sustainable agricultural cultivation, the application of a viticulture with respect for the environment, according to the biorhythm of the plant. Organic fertilization every 2 years. The grapes are of course hand-picked and are not mechanically de-stemmed, but each grape is assessed by hand with a very strict selection and also de-stemmed by hand. Cold pre-fermentative maceration at 8 °C for 5 days. Fermented in French oak barrels at 28oC with native yeast selected from our own vineyards. The maceration on the skin lasts no less than 23 days.
The wine matures in peace for 18 months in new French (95%) and Central European (5%) Bordelaise oak barrels.
This perfect wine from the beautiful winery Sierra Cantabria, from the Eguren family, has a beautiful structure and a perfect balance of power and elegance. It has a fresh fruity attack with medium to full black fruits such as blackberries with a nice but not overpowering oak support with beautiful velvet Spanish tannins and a super long finish of vanilla and black fruit. The full flavor is juicy with firm tannins and perfectly integrated acidity. The beauty of the Sierra Cantabria El Bosque is its incredible freshness. The wine is complex, fresh and young at the same time as if you were tasting fresh young tempranillo grapes. A kind of Bodybuilder under a silk robe.
Fantastic wine in a 3 liter jeroboam in an original wooden box from El Bosque. Even tastier and even longer lasting.
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||Red|
|Grape||Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot|
|Drinking as of||2022|
|James Suckling rating||95|
|Tasting Profiles||Earthy, Complex, Dry, Aged on wood, Powerful, Spicy, Red fruit, Tannines, Full|
|Drink moments||Indruk maken, Lekker luxe, Open haard, Romantisch|