Unica, Rioja Reserva, 2010

  Sierra Cantabria

Unica, Rioja Reserva

The result of a strict barrel selection from the straight Sierra Cantabria Reserva production given 24 months in predominantly French oak. A lovely vibrant deep colour, the nose is coiled, cool and mineral with dark berry fruit, wonderful purity, blueberry, pencil lead and salt flakes. A touch of clove and cinnamon add complexity. This really is very sleek and brilliantly composed with a lick of liquorice on the finish. Top stuff.

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.