San Vicente Rioja Tempranillo 2016
- Rich, full-bodied
- Rioja DOC
Rioja is the jewel in the crown of Spanish wine and Señorio de San Vicente, this spectacular, 99-point-worthy tempranillo, is the jewel in the crown of the Eguren empire that has been owned and run by the family since 1870. From a single vineyard, the fruit is meticulously picked and sorted. Once it’s in the winery, it’s fermented in oak vats, and then the wine is transferred to 90% French and 10% American oak barrels - all new. Spending 20 months in barrel, the fruit soaks up all that new oak, easily reaching full integration and balance.
The nose is all coffee and mocha notes, with cedary cigar box. Scorched earth and Moroccan spices peak through. There’s a lot going on with dark fruits, cinnamon sticks and dried lavender adding a lifted floral element. The palate is bold and voluptuous, gorgeously textured - dark fruits pull it all together, with grilled nuts and well-balanced tannins adding to the lengthy finish. There are decades ahead of this wine. It’s certainly built for going the distance.
Full price $125.00 from the producer.
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- Rioja DOC
- Alcohol by Vol.
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- Blend Info
- 100% Tempranillo
- Serving Temp.
From the producer
Garnet red cherry. Delicate nose, good reduction and toasty creamy notes with rich licorice flavors and mountain herbs in this generous red, offering and elegant palate, fresh with well integrated tannins and a smooth finish.
Single-vineyard wine from La Canoca, of 18 Hcts. Soils of calcareous clay. High density of plantation on trellis with low yield. Organic fertilization. Environmental integrated agriculture cultivation. Year of plantation: 1985.
Traditional method, 100 % de-stemmed. Malolactic in barrel. Ageing 20 months in new Bordelaise barrels of French oak (90 %) and American oak (10 %).