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Sonsierra Reserva

Sonsierra Reserva
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Sonsierra Reserva
Red wine Reserva. 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: 13.5%
Red wine Reserva. 12 months in French and American oak barrels.
Variety: Tempranillo
D.O.Ca. Rioja (La Rioja)
Volume: 75 cl.
Alcohol: 13.5%
Fruity
Spicy
Young
Barrel
Light
Body

Characteristics of Sonsierra Reserva

Sonsierra Reserva is a red wine produced by the winery Bodegas Sonsierra in San Vicente de la Sonsierra, D.O.Ca. Rioja.

 

Bodegas Sonsierra was born in 1962, when more than 240 vinegrowers from San Vicente de la Sonsierra decided to create a cooperative where they could produce their own wines. This was the first cooperative in La Rioja to market its wines indicating the origin of each on the label.

Currently, Bodegas Sonsierra controls 516 hectares of their own vineyards, all of them belonging to their partners. These are planted with vines that go from 20 to 130 years old on average, distributed in 1500 small plots. Deep soils, mainly clayey-calcareous, planted only with native varieties. These vineyards are clearly influenced by a unique microclimate: mild temperatures all year round, with moderate rainfall, a good temperature difference between day and night in the ripening season, an excellent ventilation of the vines thanks to the winds that blow 80% of the days, and their South orientation with a certain tilt of the vines, favouring the plants' exposure to sunlight.

 

Sonsierra Reserva is a wine made from Tempranillo, from old vines that are over 40 years old, located on the foothill of the Sierra de Cantabria.

The harvest is performed by hand. Once it arrives at the winery, and after a slight crushing, it goes through a pre-fermentation maceration for 24 hours. The alcoholic fermentation takes place in stainless steel deposits for 8 days at a temperature (max. 24ºC) with periodic pump-overs. Once it has ended, it goes through post-fermentative maceration for 24-48 hours. The malolactic fermentation takes place in concrete deposits. The ageing process lasts 12 months in American and French oak barrels and a minimum of 24 months in the bottle.

 

Sonsierra Reserva is a deep, round and elegant wine. A great example of the reservas of La Rioja, with the prominence of the toasted and balsamic notes, which in this case do not cover the aromas of ripe red fruit.

Serve at 17.0ºC
Contains sulphites
Pairing
Deer, Roasted red meats, Beef, Pork stew, Mature cheese

Tasting notes Sonsierra Reserva

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.

Ratings

  • Parker 88
  • Peñin 90
  • Atkin 88
  • Decántalo 89
  • Peñin 90

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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    17/12/19 Sonsierra Reserva 2013 Yet to taste. It is a present for my son who absolutely raved about this Rioja. If it lives up to his recommendation it will vertainly rate a 5 star.
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    Designation of Origin D.O.Ca. Rioja

    Winery Bodegas Sonsierra

    Rioja is one of the most important areas of wine production in the world. It has a long history, and exceptional soils and climates. From the Tempranillo and Grenache varieties they make great red wines that are masterfully aged which demonstrates the experience passed from generation to generation.

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