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.
Marcos Eguren describes this wine as “A red wine with a strong primary character, very aromatic, perceptible tannin but ripe with good acidity and structure, character and expressive. Pure character!”
See blue link below for the fiche technique/technical and tasting note - including reviews of the wine - from the team at Sierra Cantabria.
Rioja Reserva Unica, Vinedos Sierra Cantabria 2015 - fiche technique
Tempranillo 97%, Graciano 3%.
The Unica is bright ruby in colour. It has expressive aromas of redcurrant, cherry and liquorice. It’s a quintessentially modern Rioja with rich, plush blueberry and blackberry flavours, chalky acidity, stylish oak and violet aromas. Long and well balanced.
ABV = 14.5%.