Dominio De Eguren

Codice Tempranillo


Denominacion de Origen

Vino de la Tierra de Castilla


Vineyards located in D.O. Manchuela, D.O.Ca. Rioja, and D.O. Toro


100% Tempranillo


Dominio de Eguren leases vineyards and controls viticulture under long term contracts in D.O. Manchuela. This fruit is blended with estate grown young vineyards from Rioja & Toro.

Year(s) Planted

Between 1946 and 1986.


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.


Calcareous clay soils in Manchuela and Rioja, extremely poor, sandy soils in Toro


Continental climate with Mediterranean and Atlantic infuences


48 hour cold soak in stainless steel prior to fermentation. Fermentation is inoculated with yeasts selected and cultured from their vineyards and cellar. Post fermentative maceration lasts eight days. MLF in stainless steel tanks.


Six months in used French and American oak barrique.


The Eguren family produces Codice, one of the world's best value wines, from vineyards in Manchuela, Rioja, and Toro. They lease vineyards on long term contracts from farmers in Manchuela who grow Tempranillo on the limestone rich soils at high altitudes in this southeastern corner of Spain. The oldest vineyards are 35 years old, grown sustainably, and dry farmed. These conditions reduce yields and result in incredibly balanced but fruit forward Tempranillo. The Eguren family also blends 10-15% of the wine with young estate grown vineyards in Rioja and Toro, which are planted with massal selections from the family's best estate grown plots. Further, in the final blending process, any wine that does not make the cut for Romanico & Sierra Cantabria Crianza is declassified into Codice.