Viñedos y Bodegas Sierra Cantabria

Finca El Bosque


Denominacion de Origen

D.O.Ca. Rioja


San Vicente de la Sonsierra.


100% Tempranillo


Finca El Bosque.

Year(s) Planted



Practicing organic dry farmed viticulture with certain selective biodynamic practices. Finca el Bosque is planted on high density trellis. Manual work and harvest, with no mechanization whatsoever.


Finca el Bosque is planted on an alluvial, gravel escarpment fifty meters above the Ebro River. A thin layer of limestone rich clay weaves through the subsurface, providing crucial water holding capacity to this poor, well drained soil.


Continental with heavy Atlantic influences that are moderated by the Sierra Cantabria.


Destemmed by hand, berry by berry, with a rigorous sorting of every grape. Pre-fermentative cold maceration. The berries ferment spontaneously in 1,000L open top French oak vat. Maceration lasts 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.