Rioja, Rosado, 2016

  Sierra Cantabria

Rioja, Rosado

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.