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Amancio 2017

Amancio

2017
Rioja (Spain)

Amancio, named after the founder of the Eguren family dynasty, is a modern-style, single vineyard wi...

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£81.35

/ btl 0.75 L

Details for Amancio 2017

Type

Wine Red Reserva

Origin

Grapes

Producer

Alcohol content

14.0%

Bottle size and vintage

0.75 L - 2017

Review

Amancio, named after the founder of the Eguren family dynasty, is a modern-style, single vineyard wine that achieves the objective of extracting maximum expression from the Tempranillo grape. Included in a special collection produced at their newly constructed winery, Viñedos Sierra Cantabria, it epitomises the new classic, combining potent fruit and expression of vine origin with the elegance and freshness of a traditional Rioja wine.

Amancio wines originate from the La Veguilla vineyard in the district of San Vicente de la Sonsierra. The Tempranillo vines, aged between 20-35 years old, catch the morning sun on a slope facing south-east, sheltered from harsh elements by the Sierra Cantabria mountains.

Due to an extremely rigorous selection process at harvest, only clusters in perfect condition are hand-picked. Destemming with further sorting is carried out manually, before fermentation in 500-litre French oak barrels and in a couple of 1,000-litre capacity French oak tanks, with pressing by foot carried out twice daily. Effectively, this wine undergoes a ‘200% new barrel’ treatment, with both malolactic fermentation and 24 months of ageing in different new French oak Bordelaise barrels.

Deep cherry-red in colour, the nose is full of character and complexity, with aromas of ripe dark fruit and spicy notes. On the palate, this wine is powerful and flavoursome with rounded tannins and a lingering finish - simply outstanding and consistently very highly rated.

Recommendations

  • Optimum serving temperature:Between 16ºC and 18ºC

Viñedos Sierra Cantabria

Viñedos Sierra Cantabria

Viñedos Sierra Cantabria is essentially a collection of vineyards that the Eguren family has brought together as part of their Sierra Cantabria wine range featuring new classics. These exceptional wines primarily showcase the Tempranillo grape and represent the particular characteristics of their terroir: Colección Privada, Sierra Cantabria Cuvée, Organza, and the renowned Amancio and El Bosque. There is complete diversity in plantations, with new and century-old vines coveri...