Made solely from Tempranillo, the grapevines grow in clay-limestone soils with very low levels of organic matter. Farmed following environmentally friendly procedures, the vineyards of this Spanish red wine are located in the towns of San Vicente de la Sonsierra and Labastida.
The grapes were first harvested by hand and selected both in the vineyard and in the cellar.
Then they were destemmed and gently crushed, after which the resulting wine must was macerated and fermented with indigenous yeasts.
Finally, Sierra Cantabria Crianza 2016 was aged for 14 months in used French and American oak barrels. During that period, it was racked every 4 months.
Drink this Rioja Crianza from now until 2023.
The wine Sierra Cantabria Crianza has a nice, medium-high cherry-coloured robe with some ruby tinges and a brick-red rim.
Some fragrant aromas of wild berries, typical of a Tempranillo from La Rioja, alongside spices, some lactic touches and notes of vanilla, roasted coffee, cocoa and balsam.
Pleasant and palate-coating, this wine of the Sierra Cantabria winery has an excellent balance and a very precise acidity. Ripe red fruit, pleasant notions of spices, some mineral undertones and savoury tannins. This Crianza by the Eguren brothers has a medium-long, delicately bitter finish.
|Our personal opinion||
Fresher and yummier than ever, Sierra Cantabria Crianza 2016 is a wise buy.
Sierra Cantabria Crianza 2014:
Enterwine 91. Peñín 90. Tanzer 90.
Sierra Cantabria 2013:
Sierra Cantabria Crianza 2012:
Peñín 92. Wine Spectator 89.
Sierra Cantabria Crianza 2011:
Sierra Cantabria Crianza 2010:
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||10 minutes before serving|
|Does this wine follow the guidelines of biodynamic Farming?||No|
|Is this product free of sulfites?||No|
|Type of ageing||Months in French and American oak barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||14|
|Name of Award||No|
|Percentage of variety||No|
|Pairings||Birds, Cod, Cold meats, Cow´s cheese, Cured cheeses, Grilled red meats, Rice with meat, Roasted lamb, Roasted lamb ribs, Roasted pork, Roasted red meats, Roasted white meats, Stews, Vegetables, Vegetables|
|Taste||Light, easy to drink, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes|
|Occasion||Appetizer, Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, Reunion with colleagues|
All I ask from a wine is here. From flavour to price.
Textbook Rioja. Mild, medium-bodied, extremely pleasant.