2017 - Sierra Cantabria Rioja Crianza
11B7SCRC _ 2017 - Sierra Cantabria Rioja Crianza - 12x75cl
Colour
Red
Producer
Bodegas Sierra Cantabria
Region
Rioja
Grape
Tempranillo
Drinking
2020 - 2024
Case size
12x75cl

2017 SIERRA CANTABRIA RIOJA CRIANZA - 12x75cl

Colour
Red
Producer
Bodegas Sierra Cantabria
Region
Rioja
Grape
Tempranillo
Drinking
2020 - 2024
Case size
12x75cl

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Tasting Notes

  • GDH

    Goedhuis, April 2021

    Sierra Cantabria is over 150 years old. It is a winery steeped in not just history, but innovation. With such iconic projects under their belt as Numanthia and San Vicente, they have revolutionised Rioja and as such many people revere Marcos Eguren, the winemaker, to be the finest Spain has to offer. This 2017 Crianza has an inviting nose of sweet red cherry and delicious black fruits mingled with cocoa, black olive and spice. The juicy acidity and soft tannins keep the palate refreshed and make this very approachable. A brilliant value wine and the perfect mid-week drinker.

Region

Rioja

By the far the best known of Spain's wine regions is Rioja, which takes its name from the rio(river) Oja, a tributary of the river Ebro. Lying in the north of the country, along the Ebro valley, the area is sheltered from rain-bearing Atlantic winds by the dramatic Sierra de Cantabria to the north and west. The hilly vineyards are interspersed with orchards, poplars and eucalyptus trees. Rioja is further divided into three sub-regions - Rioja Alta, Rioja Alavesa and Rioja Baja. The first two are best regarded, with vines planted on cool slopes with clay and limestone soils. The permitted grape varieties for Rioja are tempranillo, which is grown extensively in Rioja Alta and Alavesa and will form the backbone of all the best wines, garnacha, widespread in Rioja Baja and used to add body to the blend, and mazuelo (carignan) and graciano, both grown in miniscule proportions. The key to understanding Rioja is the technique used to mature the wine. Unlike most other areas of Europe, American oak barrels are used which give the wines their characteristic soft vanilla, almost coconuty flavour. Historically the wines were aged for periods far longer than legally required, until all the fruit character had died down and the end result was a light, tawny-coloured wine dominated by oak flavours. Although there are still supporters of this classic style, far more producers are making wines in a more modern way, allowing the dark berry fruit flavours to burst through balanced by a more judicious use of oak ageing and often opting for French oak now.