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REGION

RIOJA ALTA

THE VINEYARD

Sierra Cantabria CVC originates from the 1.49 hectare San Pelayo estate situated in San Vicente de la Sonsierra. We chose a large old vineyard, which is quite exposed to the North, to provide the coolness and acidity that are indispensable for a long aging process and intense life. This estate was planted in 1960, 90 % Tempranillo and 10% other varieties, only Tempranillo being used for producing this wine.

WINEMAKING

From the great sensations we experienced on our travels around the world, and sticking faithfully to our philosophy that great wines have to come from a great vineyard and they have to maintain the identity, character, and purity of their origin, we set about creating an exceptional wine that wasn’t going to stop growing and developing over time. Careful and rigorous production of healthy grapes with a great balance. Long soakings with the skins that would last between 25 and 31 days. Malolactic fermentation was carried out in a new French Oak barrel since, after much time and patience in the barrel, the aging enables the wine to mature and develop its characteristics. The average aging of the three vintages (2008, 2009 & 2010) has been 70 months, almost 6 years.

THE WINE

We decided on the three vintages of 2008, 2009, and 2010. The 2008 vintage is fresh, a wine with nerve and less structure. The 2009 vintage, on the other hand, is warm, showing itself to be powerful, glyceric and with body, with overwhelming complexity, and from the first moment that it combined with the 2008, the union showed a grandeur highly superior to that of each year separately, as if it were a puzzle. Finally, 2010 is the balancing vintage that, when it is put with the other two, with no clear idea why, a unique wine with purity, complexity, and fineness that makes it unforgettable was produced.