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Denominacion de Origen
San Vicente de la Sonsierra
Los Terreros & Jararte - single vineyards located in San Vicente de la Sonsierra
1957 & 1959
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 clusters and grapes undergo rigorous sorting. 50% whole cluster semi-carbonic, 50% destemmed maceration. Temperature controlled fermentation in stainless steel (inoculated) with indigenous yeasts that have been selected and cultivated from their vineyards and cellar. Maceration lasts 20-30 days. Malolactic fermentation in barrel.
16 months in new French (50%) and American (50%) barrique. Racked every four months. Aging is carried out in subterranean cellars that were carved by the family at the end of the 1990's. Due to the low temperatures and high humidity, the rate of oxidation is reduced allowing the family to work with low levels of SO2.
Colección Privada is the wine that launched Viñedos Sierra Cantabria, the Eguren family's lineup of single cru wines produced from single vineyards located in and around San Vicente de la Sonsierra. The wine is a unique combination of classic destemmed vinification with a semi-carbonic style of maceration that was typically used in Rioja for decades for the production of cosechero wines for local consumption. Colección Privada pays homage to the family's past as a grower & cosechero family that in the late 80's began producing some of Rioja's most important modern classics.