£8.13/ btl 0.75 L
Details for Sierra Cantabria Crianza 2016
Bottle size and vintage
This 100% traditionally-styled Tempranillo comes from the Eguren family’s own vineyards in San Vicente de la Sonsierra and Labastida. After a manual selection of clusters at harvest and further sorting at the winery, careful vinification processes ensure that an exceptional wine conveying the expressiveness of the Tempranillo grape is ready for traditional oak-ageing. A period of 14 months is spent in French and American oak barrels (used for up to 3 previous wines), with regular racking every 4 months and bottling without filtration.
This is a clean, bright ruby-red coloured wine of medium-high intensity with light orange tones at the rim. Initial aromas of red fruit and spices are well balanced by secondary aromas from ageing (vanilla, cocoa and toast). It is very flavoursome on the palate, with ripe tannins showing through and good alcohol-acidity balance. The fruit-driven flavours have a slight predominance over the toasty notes, vanilla and cocoa, thus creating noticeable complexity.
NOTA: Best stored at a constant temperature lower than 16ºC and preferably in the dark. Ready for drinking now and for the next few years.
Paté / Roasts / Barbecues
- Climate:Continental with atlantic influence
- Ageing period:14 months
- Barrel age:New and sused
- Type of wood:French and american oak
- ViewBright / Ruby red / Coppery glints
- Bouquet:Red fruit / Lactic notes / Vanilla / Coconut / Spices
- Mouth:Balanced / Complex / Flavoursome / Ripe tannins
- Optimum serving temperature:Between 14ºC and 16ºC
Still nice, but not as good as last time.
This is still quite a fruity wine, although this time it seemed a little lighter than previous bottles/vintages. Maybe we should have decanted it longer? Warmed it more? I'm not sure. We will order it again all the same as it is still a nice wine. Very nice with pasta or a pizza.by: Alex Tarragona (22 Jan) - Vintage 2016
Great value for money
On of best Rioja value for money. Looking forward to taste 2016 one as highlighted as one of best of all times!by: KCR (09/04/2019) - Vintage 2015
Sierra Cantabria Crianza 2015
Ich trinke diesen Wein schon seit Jahren. Für mich perfekt zur Kuba-Zig. Bei Hispavinus alles reibungslos, wie immer. Mit freundlichen Grüßenby: Juan R. Garrandes Tuya (17/01/2019) - Vintage 2015
Me gusta este vino por su aroma y sensación de boca sobre todo con una buena fabada como con la que lo cateby: David Gras (07/01/2019) - Vintage 2015
Un rioja con notas diferentes.
Muy buen vino. Me sabe un tanto más fuerte que el rioja clásico (¿quizás por el toque de garnacha?). Idóneo para celebrar una comida.
The Eguren family has historical connections with wine-making dating back to 1870 and now five generations have been intrinsically involved with vine cultivation in La Rioja. Expert knowledge has been accrued then passed on, with technological advances in production warmly accepted but without totally superseding traditional ideas that are based on an overriding respect for the soil and the vine. The winery in San Vicente de la Sonsierra was founded in 1957 by Guillermo Egur...