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Denominacion de Origen
Páganos-Laguardia, La Rioja. Above the banks of the Ebro River.
Finca El Bosque.
Environmentally integrated agriculture. Employing viticulture that respects the biorhythms of the plant and vineyard. Strict selection during hand picking at harvest. Grapes are stored in small boxes. Organic fertilization every two years. High density plantings on trellis in order to reduce yields.
Calcareous, sandy, red clay soils intermixed with an abundance of gravel and rounded stones in the surface soil.
Continental with heavy Atlantic influences that are moderated by the Sierra Cantabria.
Destemmed by hand, berry by berry, with a rigorous selection of every grape. Cold maceration pre-fermentation. Fermentation in 1000L open top oak vats with selected indigenous yeast. Total maceration is 21 days. Malolactic fermentation in new Bordelaise French and Central European oak barrels.
18 months in new French and Central European Bordelaise oak barrels. Racking every four months.
Finca El Bosque is one of the Eguren family’s most prized vineyard. Due to the abundance of gravel and round stones and horse plowed soils, the calcareous sandy red clay soils have excellent drainage, which allows the vines to access what little nutrition and water are available in these poor soils. As a result, the couple of large clusters that each vine naturally produces are incredibly rich in phenolic content. The result is a wine that the Eguren family believes represents the power that Rioja Tempranillo can achieve. It is the most profound, opulent wine in their portfolio, with balsamic notes, aromas of black fruit and curry. Round and incredibly balanced.