Dominio De Eguren

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2018 Vintage

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2016 Vintage

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Denominacion de Origen

Vino de la Tierra de Castilla

Location

Non denomination vineyards in Manchuela, Spain.

Varietal

100% Tempranillo

Vineyards

Multiple vineyards managed by Dominio de Eguren in Manchuela, Spain.

Year(s) Planted

Between 1946 and 1986.

Viticulture

Dominio de Eguren manages and controls multiple vineyards in Manchuela Spain. The Eguren family sets themselves apart compared to other Vino de la Tierra wines by selecting vineyards with advanced age and low yields, and performing a rigorous selection of the grapes.

Soils

Poor calcareous clay soils with a high proportion of limestone. The surface is spotted with pebbles, resulting in good surface drainage.

Climate

Continental climate with a Mediterranean influence.

Winemaking

Cold maceration followed by a six-day fermentation with two pump-over’s daily. Controlled micro-oxygenation during the fermentation. Eight-day post fermentative maceration.

Aging

Six months in stainless steel and cement deposits followed by six months in French and American Bordelaise oak barrels.

Comments

A more complex and nuanced wine from Dominio de Eguren that is the result of a more rigorous selection of grapes from lower yielding vineyards followed by a light ageing process. Mature fruit intermixed with spices and toasted coffee.