Denominacion de Origen
San Vicente de la Sonsierra
55% Viura, 35% Garnacha, 10% Tempranillo
Estate owned vineyards surrounding the village of San Vicente de la Sonsierra, sandwiched between the foothills of the Sierra Cantabria mountain range and the Ebro River.
Practicing organic dry farmed viticulture with certain selective biodynamic practices. Vineyards trained as spur-pruned goblet vines as well as high density trellises. Manual work and harvest, with no mechanization whatsoever.
Calcareous clay soils that are typical to the Sonsierra Riojana. Limestone rich clay soils that are sandwiched between large slabs of lime-sandstone mother rock.
Continental with heavy Atlantic influences that are moderated by the Sierra Cantabria.
The grapes undergo rigorous double-manual sorting, both before and after destemming. The mixed white and red varieties macerate at low temperatures for eight hours in stainless steel. The grapes are pressed in a horizontal pneumatic press. Fermentation takes place at low temperatures in stainless steel tanks and is inoculated with yeasts selected from their vineyards and cellar.
Sierra Cantabria Rosé is a classic Rioja clarete produced from a co-maceration of red and white indigenous varieties from the Eguren family's extensive vineyard holdings in San Vicente de la Sonsierra. This wine pays homage to the classic claretes of yesteryear, when field blended vineyards would be co-vinified.