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Characteristics of Viña Eguía Reserva
Viña Eguía Reserva is a red wine from Eguía made by Bodegas Rioja, a winery founded in El Ciego, a town with a long winemaking tradition.
In the Rioja Alavesa, there are two very different climates, the Mediterranean and the continental Atlantic. Temperatures are mild through the Sierra de Cantabria, which acts as a natural barrier against cold winds coming from the north. It is a varietal Tempranillo from vineyards planted on terraces, slopes and hills of clay-calcareous soils, which are brownish-yellow in colour. This type of soil is perfect for growing grapes and to ensure the quality of the wines. As for the process, a traditional fermentation is performed in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature. Finally, Viña Eguía Reserva is aged for 24 months in new French and American oak barrels.
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.
An excellent vintage in Rioja. With a mild autumn, and a cold and rainy winter, the growth season began with enough resources for the perfect development of the vines. During this period, there were no pests and diseases until the end of the growth cycle. During the harvest, there were no significant rains, so the health and ripening of the grapes were excellent. A great year with great aged wines that can be stored for a long time. Perfect balance between the most amiable tannins and the good acidity, which give these wines an extraordinary length.
Garnet red colour.
The nose is complex and elegant. Ripe red fruit notes appear alongside spicy aromas, vanilla, snuff and liquorice.
The taste is nice, tasty, warm, powerful and elegant. Flavours of fruits and wood are well assembled. Long, velvety finish.
SightAn intense cherry red colour.NoseA very complex nose. Ripe red fruit, spices, tobacco and liquorice.TasteOn the palate this wine is warming, powerful and elegant. Very complex, with a long and velvety finish.
La 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.