Denominacion de Origen
Proprietary vineyards located in San Vicente de la Sonsierra.
Proprietary vineyards in San Vicente de la Sonsierra.
1927 and 1929.
Environmentally integrated agriculture. Employing viticulture that respects the biorhythms of the plant and vineyard. Organic fertilization. Head trained goblet vines.
Calcareous clay intermixed with gravel.
Continental with heavy Atlantic influences that are moderated by the Sierra Cantabria.
Traditional elaboration. Fermentation in stainless steel with selected indigenous yeast. Total maceration is 21 days long. Transferred to 15% new French oak and 85% one vintage use barrels for malolactic.
12 months in 15% new and 85% one vintage old French oak Bordelaise barrels.
The vineyards used to produce Sierra Cantabria Garnacha are the oldest that the Eguren family own. Traditionally, Garnacha was the dominant variety in Rioja. However, due to its long vegetative cycle, Garnacha is very late ripening, and as a result, it is difficult to harvest it ripe in northern Rioja, due to the influence of the Atlantic. In the 1970’s and 80’s Tempranillo became a more popular variety as it ripens earlier. Vintages where the Garnacha grape can reach full ripeness showcase fruity, fresh, and elegant wines.