Sierra Cantabria Reserva 2014
14.28₣ (Exc. VAT bot. 75 cl.) / Switzerland
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2014 Reserva Única is mostly Tempranillo with 2% Graciano, which fermented destemmed with indigenous selected yeasts and matured in oak barrels for 24 months, including malolactic. The grapes come from vineyards in San Vicente de la Sonsierra. It's clean, modern and fruit-driven, with the oak in the background and good freshness. It has juicy fruit and a soft, velvety mouthfeel. Very tasty. They made 128 barrels of this, or 38,600 bottles. It was bottled in February 2017.
Between 16ºC and 18ºC
Aged for 18 months in French and American oak barrels.
The Sierra Cantabria Reserva wine is made in the denomination of origin of La Rioja, more specifically in Fuente de La Salud, in San Vicente de la Sonsierra. This red wine is the result of a deep-rooted family tradition, in a home that has been dedicated to wine production since 1870.
The chalky clay soil in which the vines grow provides the necessary conditions for the fruit to develop just the right amount of tannins, ideal for a full-bodied, full-flavoured red wine. The result is simply incredible.
The first step to follow includes harvesting and destemming, which are carried out by hand, selecting the best fruit. In this process, large quantities of the tempranillo variety are harvested to extract the must, which then undergoes a ten-day fermentation process with the region's own yeasts.
After this first procedure, the must undergoes a maceration with the skins that lasts approximately eleven more days. Finally, this wine is aged in French and American oak barrels until the malolactic fermentation process is completed. After 18 months it is ready for bottling.
Its olfactory note is reminiscent of spices and vanilla notes, with light warm and intense nuances. On the palate, its flavour is reminiscent of ripe forest fruits and balsamic and vanilla flavour accents.
An eco-friendly bet
Each of the vineyards in which the grapes are harvested are worked exclusively using integrated agriculture. In addition, the fertiliser used is completely organic, so you don't have to worry about the content of chemicals or pesticides.
It is ideal to accompany game, red meats and mature cheeses.
If you haven't tried it yet, it's not too late!
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