Protocolo Tempranillo Organic
Most of the vineyards for the Dominio de Eguren project are leased on long term contracts in Manchuela. The Eguren controls and lowers the yields as much as possible on these trellised vineyards planted in calcareous-clay soils in order to produce high quality wines. A significant percentage of the production is also sourced from their young vineyards in Rioja and Toro, planted with old clone massal selection Tempranillo and Tinta de Toro, before the vines are deemed old enough to be used for the estate bottled wines.
Poor calcareous clay soils with a high proportion of limestone. The surface is spotted with pebbles, resulting in good surface drainage.
Produced from sustainable trellised vineyards of Tempranillo planted primarily in the limits of DO Manchuela between 600 and 700M above sea level. The viticulture is sustainable - without the use of irrigation, fertilizers, herbicides, or pesticides. The vines are dry farmed. They are planted on trellises, but are cared for to reduce yields as much as possible with the intent of increasing the concentration of the berries.
The grapes undergo a short cold maceration and are pressed and vinified in stainless steel. Fermentation occurs at low temperatures to retain the natural aromatics of the Tempranillo.
Ruby red with violet hues. Fruity, raspberry, red fruits. Light notes of vanilla and spice. Good balance of tannins and acidity. Finishing with notes of raspberry, vanilla and light notes of wood.
"This is pure Tempranillo, shows plenty of crushed berry and chocolate character. Medium body, light tannins, yet firm and tight. Shows great depth." James Suckling