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Sierra Cantabria
2009 - Finca El Bosque
750 ml.

$179.00
Maximum quantity available reached.
Product Description
RP 93
WS 94
WE 95

Country: Spain

Region: Rioja

Varietal: Tempranillo

Vintage: 2009

Size: 750 ml.

This vineyard has an area of 1.5 hectares, and it is located on a gentle southeast-facing slope, at a height of 500 meters above sea level, the Sierra de Cantabria protects it from the cold and damp winds from the north. The variety of the vineyard is ‘Tempranillo’ which is planted in a sandy clay loam soil where the presence of boulders is common; this structure leads to proper aeration, porosity, water retention and provides nutrients. The vines are trellised on an espalier with a bilateral cordon where, on each of the arms, two spurs prune to one visible bud are left.

SKU: F0642
Reviews
Robert Parker - 93 See more...
The 2009 Finca El Bosque is produced from the fruit of a single 1.5-hectare vineyard whose name means “the forest,” planted with head-pruned Tempranillo in 1973. The soil is deep gravel with a good 10-15% of clay. The roots are very deep and the wine keeps the structure while the boulders on the surface make for a perfect ripening. The destemmed grapes have a three-day cold soak before fermenting in French oak vats and are foot trodden twice per day during the first eight days and once a day the following five, after which it has a post-fermentative maceration of 21 days. Malolactic and 18-month aging is carried out in new French and Centro-European barrels. It has a dark ruby color with a spicy nose with notes of bayleaf, white pepper, toasted sesame seeds and some floral and ripe dark fruit aromas and a touch of chocolate. The palate shows firm tannins and the flavors of very ripe grape skins. El Bosque is always a powerful wine that in 2009 managed to retain great freshness. 4,000 bottles produced. Drink 2015-2027. I tasted through the portfolio of three wineries belonging to the Eguren family and realized they were constantly mentioning that the wines were fermented with “yeast coming from their own vineyard,” so I queried winemaker Marcos Eguren what that really meant. It turns out that they have been carrying out an extensive study of the natural yeasts in their vineyards and found that 99% of the existing yeasts were non-saccharomyces. They have isolated two or three of this non-saccharomyces yeasts and a saccharomyces from their own vineyards which are subsequently used for the fermentation of their wines. These yeasts are kept at -80º C at the Navarra University, which is part of this research to avoid changes and mutations from happening. The study has not yet concluded. These are the wines from the Sierra Cantabria winery in San Vicente de la Sonsierra, which were extremely impressive and pure.
Wine Spectator - 94 See more...
oasty and smoky notes frame plum and cassis flavors in this bold red, which has density without heaviness, boasting lively acidity, firm yet well-integrated tannins and a fine balance of oak and fruit. A fine example of the modern style. Drink now through 2020. 50 cases imported.
Wine Enthusiast - 95 See more...
El Bosque is Eguren family top-shelf Rioja that's a knockout. It's dark as night, with dusty aromas of cola, cocoa, marzipan, blackberry and spice all rolled into a finessed whole. Feels tight as a drum but balanced, with monstrous flavors of boysenberry, cassis, peppercorn, baking spices and chocolate. Young and raring to go; hold until 2013 then drink through 2018.

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