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Sierra Cantabria Cuvée Especial

Sierra Cantabria Cuvée Especial
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Sierra Cantabria Cuvée Especial
Red wine Barrel. 12 months in French and American oak barrels.
Variety: Tempranillo
Designation of Origin: D.O.Ca. Rioja
Production area: La Rioja
Volume: 75 cl.
Alcohol: 14.0%
Red wine Barrel. 12 months in French and American oak barrels.
Variety: Tempranillo
D.O.Ca. Rioja (La Rioja)
Volume: 75 cl.
Alcohol: 14.0%

Characteristics of Sierra Cantabria Cuvée Especial

Sierra Cantabria Cuvée is a red wine from the D.O. La Rioja produced by the Sierra Cantabria winery. This is a single-variety Tempranillo wine, which is the region’s most characteristic grape.

The grapes used to make Sierra Cantabria Cuvée come from the winery's own vineyards located in Laguardia and Labastida.
Their average age is around 30 years old and the soils they grow in are clay-calcareous. The vines are treated exclusively with organic fertiliser.
The harvest is carried out manually. The clusters go through a double selection process: in the vineyard and in the winery.
Sierra Cantabria Cuvée is made according to the traditional methodology. Firstly, a cold pre-fermentation maceration takes place over 48 hours followed by a post-fermentation maceration with their skins for 20 days.
During fermentation, there are two pump-overs every day. During maceration, the amount of pumping-over is gradually reduced to one every two days.
Sierra Cantabria Cuvée ages for 12 months in Bordeaux barrels made from American oak (60%) and French oak (40%).

This wine is best enjoyed when decanted half an hour before serving.
Serve at 16.0ºC
Contains sulphites
We recommend decanting before consumption
Pairing
Game animals, Beef, Small game, Game birds, Lamb stew, Roasted red meats, Stews

Tasting notes Sierra Cantabria Cuvée Especial

High summer temperatures define this vintage. After a mild winter with very little rainfall, spring began with a great deal of rain, which provided favourable conditions for the growth cycle of the vines. During the summer, they experienced very high temperatures and the absence of rain, which resulted in very healthy vines. As a general result, this was a balanced year, where the final absence of rains led to a good concentration of grapes. This year is noted for a vintage with volume that can be enjoyed as a young wine.
After a winter with normal temperatures and rainfall for D.O.Ca Rioja, high temperatures in spring and summer market his year, as well as the absence of rain at the most dangerous times for the vineyard. These factors led to very healthy vines, but the harvest was brought forward three weeks on average. As a result, this year was rated as a very good one in the area, with the only drawback of not reaching full ripeness. Therefore, the wines from this vintage are those typical from Rioja, with a slightly higher alcoholic strength and a good balance between acidity and ripening.
It was a fairly balanced year until the harvest season arrived. The beginning of the cycle, in October, started with high temperatures, and it was not until mid-November that the first frosts began and the leaves of the vines began to fall to prepare for winter. Throughout the winter, rainfall was generous and water reserves could be secured for the growth cycle period. During the months of March and April, there was an increase in temperatures that led to the good sprouting of the plant. The growth cycle of the vines was suitable, and the sudden rise of temperatures resulted in quite a fast blooming. There was an optimal growth of the fruit, until the harvest season, when rains damaged the state of the grapes and caused a drop in production. This is a good vintage, but the last rains damaged the final result. The wines are good and can be drunk in the short- and mid-term, they have a medium body and material.
This vintage was marked by a very rainy and cold spring just at the time of the growth cycle. This fact caused it to ripen unevenly and with a certain delay. Thanks to a fairly dry September and October, the grapes that ripened with a certain delay were harvested in a selective manner. A complicated vintage, but with good results since there was an exhaustive selection of the grapes. A good balance between concentration and acidity in their youth define the wines from this vintage.
A good balance and few climate incidents define this vintage. The autumn began with mild temperatures and lack of rain. In March began the rain,as well as the development of the vines. At the beginning of the growth cycle of the vines, temperatures decrease and there were a lot of rainy days. This caused an irregular growth of the vineyard. After an unstable month of May, the temperatures increased, and a cycle without rains began. This resulted in perfect sprouts and a good flowering. The summer months were warm and with some heat waves, which caused a slower growth cycle and some symptoms of water stress, and thus a concentration of fruit. At the end of September, and before the harvest, there was some rain that was perfect for a great year thanks to the perfect ripening of the grapes. Good acidity and concentration define the wines from this vintage. Fine wines with a great ageing potential.
Sight Chery red with purplish hues. Bright, full robe. Nose Elegant and intense undertones. Presence of red and black fruit with spicy notes. Toasted and mineral reminiscences. Taste Voluminous and good attack. Full-bodied and silky, highlighting fruity and spicy notes. Good acidity and tannins, the wine is well balanced and structured. An elegant wine with a long and persistent finish.
Sight Intense picota cherry colour with purplish reflections and a ruby rim. High robe. Bright with fine, slow-falling tears on the glass. Nose Intensely aromatic and elegant nose. Intense, expressive ripe red and black fruit give way to a wide range of spicy notes. Once opened out, fine toasted and mineral notes caress the fruit. Taste Broad, bulky attack. Silky on the palate, good-body. Flavours of fruit (something alcoholic) and spices stand out. Very good acidity and nice tannins. Good structure and very balanced. Long and persistent finish with a toasted aftertaste. A very elegant, tasty and seductive red wine.
Sight Intense picota cherry colour with purplish reflections and a ruby rim. High robe. Bright with fine, slow-falling tears on the glass. Nose Intensely aromatic and elegant nose. Intense, expressive ripe red and black fruit give way to a wide range of spicy notes. Once opened out, fine toasted and mineral notes caress the fruit. Taste Broad, bulky attack. Silky on the palate, good-body. Flavours of fruit (something alcoholic) and spices stand out. Very good acidity and nice tannins. Good structure and very balanced. Long and persistent finish with a toasted aftertaste. A very elegant, tasty and seductive red wine.
Sight Intense cherry red colour with purple reflections. Well covered and bright wine with elegant slow-falling tears. Nose Elegant and harmonious nose with a high aromatic intensity. Its intense notes of very expressive red and black fruits give way to a wide range of sweet, black and dry spices. When it opens up, elegant toasted and mineral notes wrap the aromas of fruit. Taste A elegant, tasty and seductive Rioja wine with a wide input. Good, silky and well-bodied mid palate with dominant notes of fruit (with a light touch of liquor) and the spices which invades the palate. Very good acidity and well integrated tannins. Long and persistent finish with a toasted aftertaste.
Sight Red cherry color. Nose Aromas of red and black fruits, spicy, black pepper, spices, dry roasted .... at some length. Taste Step in the mouth with silky, but with nerve amplitude and tannic. Pleseant finish.
Sight Red cherry color. Nose Aromas of red and black fruits, spicy, black pepper, spices, dry roasted .... at some length. Taste Step in the mouth with silky, but with nerve amplitude and tannic. Grato final.

Ratings

  • Parker 89
  • Peñin 94
  • Parker 87
  • Peñin 94
  • Peñin 94
  • Peñin 94
  • Peñin 94
  • Decántalo 92
  • Decántalo 92
  • Decántalo 90
  • Parker 92
  • Peñin 93
  • Decántalo 89
  • Peñin 93

Ratings for the vintages from D.O.Ca. Rioja

2017 Very good
2016 Very good
2015 Very good
2014 Good
2013 Good
2012 Very good
2011 Excellent
2010 Excellent
2009 Very good
2008 Very good
2007 Very good
2006 Very good
2005 Excellent
2004 Excellent
2003 Good
2002 Good
2001 Excellent
2000 Good
1999 Good
1998 Very good
1997 Good
1996 Very good
1995 Excellent
1994 Excellent
1993 Good
1992 Good
1991 Very good
1990 Good
1989 Good
1988 Good
1987 Very good
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    27/01/17 Sierra Cantabria Cuvée 2012 One of the best wines at this price.
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    01/06/16 Sierra Cantabria Cuvée 2011 Lovely wine, would always recommend.
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