Founded in 1957 by Guillermo Eguren, Sierra Cantabria is nestled in the heart of San Vicente de la Sonsierra, a town of great winemaking tradition, situated in a unique location between the River Ebro and the Sierra Cantabria mountain range. The Sierra Cantabria mountain range (1,200 m. of altitude) and the river Ebro (350 m.), create a special microclimate with Mediterranean and Continental characteristics - providing mild winters and gentle summers- unique for vine cultivation. On the other hand, the summer thermal jump (intense heat during the day with fresh night temperatures) creates an increase in the level of polyphenols, normally associated with excellent quality wines.
98% Tempranillo and 2% Graciano from vineyards older than 30 years. Traditional harvesting with 100% de-stemming. Fermentation controlled between 28 and 32º C with indigenous yeasts. Extended maceration on the skins for 14 days, with two pump-overs daily at the beginning. During the maceration, the pump-overs were reduced so as to avoid extraction of the bitter and vegetative characteristics.
Ageing: 24 months in American oak Bordelaise barrels (barriques), of which 25% were new oak, 75% were pre-used for a maximum of 3 wines. Racked regularly every 4 months during the first year and every 6 mon ths during the second. Bottled without filtration.
Garnet red cherry with intense aromas that are, fragrant and complex. Notes of mature red fruits, balsamic, truffle, vanilla and toast. On the palate it is vigorous, fresh, and silky with a good presence of mature tannins and a development of complex aromas. A serious, intense red that is some way from its peak of maturity. Dense, smoky and complex, with plenty of grip and acidity.
ABV = 14.0%.