Amancio, Rioja, 2007

  Sierra Cantabria

£135.00 for 1x150cl
10 cs
 
£235.00 for 4x75cl
7 cs, 3 btls
 
Amancio, Rioja

Another modern classic from the Eguren family. Amancio was the name of the first Eguren who started growing grapes in 1870. The wine comes from a fine 15 hectares of vines called “La Veguilla”, 575 metres above sea level in the San Vicente region. The planting density is high and the yields extremely low. Selection is rigorous, harvesting is manual and fertilisation is organic. Only one or two bunches are produced per vine and even then a very rigorous selection is carried out. Super long and intense, so sophisticated and nuance, really expansive and haunting notes of fruit blossom, dried flowers, violet, rose, brambles, raspberries and cherries with a minerally earthiness, touches of Asian spice, herbs and the gentlest suggestion of crème de mure. Totally bewitching.

Contains Sulphites.

About Sierra Cantabria

Established in 1870, Sierra Cantabria is a truly brilliant Rioja estate, creating cool, fresh wines with plenty of suave character. Combining knowledge and tradition accumulated over five generations, the Eguren family believe that “above all, we are grape growers”.

Located at the foothills of the Sierra de Cantabria, covering 18 hectares and at an altitude of 560 meters, it has an Atlantic climate but is also influenced by Mediterranean and Continental climates. The calcareous clay soil is excellent for obtaining high quality wines and to enhance the expression of the Tempranillo Peludo.

Appellation: Rioja

Spains most famous wine growing region is seeing something of a revolution. A band of new producers are shunning the traditional methods of production in a effort to gain greater purity of fruit, less dominant oak influence, and individual terroir characteristics. The results are wines that have the ability to age and improve in bottle, that have finesse, character and real elegance.

Grape Type: Tempranillo

Tempranillo is now a widely recognised varietal, largely due to the international fame of Rioja, for which it is a key varietal. Being thick-skinned and producing vibrant fruit driven wines with depth and longevity it is often regarded as Spain's answer to Cabernet Sauvignon. Ripening two weeks earlier than Garnacha, and having a short growing period, it is better suited to Rioja's higher and cooler Alta and Alevesa areas. Excellent examples from Rioja include St Vicente and Amancio from Eguren and the more traditional style wines of La Rioja Alta, namely Gran Reserva 904 and our own-label Rioja Reserva. As well as being planted throughout central Spain, the Toro region is increasingly recognised as producing world-class Tempranillo, the wines at Teso La Monja, namely Almirez, Alabaster and Victorino show signs of greatness! It is also known as Tinto Fino in Ribera del Duero and Tinto Roriz in Portugal.