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Vina Eguia Reserva 2015


This wine has a bright ruby color with intense aromas, expressive and well-integrated. Hints of licorice in a ripe red fruit bouquet. Fine nuances of the aging; spices, vanilla, and Mediterranean herbs. It is round, elegant, velvety and elegant. It has a deep and pleasant finish.

Wine Facts

Winemaker Notes
Grapes for the 2015 vintage were selected from an average of 25-year old vineyards configured in both trellis-trained and the traditional gobelet system in Rioja Alavesa, with some coming from Rioja Alta. In both areas, soils are clay-ferrous and clay-limestone, suitable for vine growing, since it allows for perfect drainage. Fermentation of the must took place over 15 days and maceration was conducted in stainless steel temperature-controlled vats with daily pump-overs in order to achieve optimum color & tannin extraction. Malolactic fermentation occurred in stainless steel tanks and then the wine was racked twice before moving to oak barrels. It was aged in American oak barrels for 24 months (30% new, and the rest was 3 years old). There was further bottle aging of 12 months prior to release.

Serving Hints
Ideal for roasted and grilled meats, especially pork, lamb, veal and beef. Meat stews as well as fish, cured cheeses and chocolate desserts.

Interesting Facts
The Vina Eguia winery and vineyards were established in 1973 in Elciego. Elciego is a town in the Rioja Alavesa, which borders the Spanish “Basque” region, and the language spoken there often includes Basque words, such as “Eguia” which means “truth.” The brand is symbolized by an open hand over the label, which is in the shape of an open book – analogous to putting one’s hand on a bible to swear to the truth of what one is saying.

Producer: Bodegas Muriel, S.L.
Region: Rioja (D.O.Ca)
Country: Spain
Wine Composition: 100% Tempranillo
Alcohol: 14.5%
Total Acidity: 5.2 G/L
Residual Sugar: 3.10 G/L
pH: 3.71

Press Highlights

2011: 91 Pts - James Suckling, Dec 2016
2011: 89 Pts - Wine Advocate #218, Apr. 2015
2011: 89 Pts - Wine Enthusiast, Sept 2016
2009: 90 Pts - 'Gold Medal' - 2015 San Diego International Wine Competition
2009: 89 Pts - Wine Spectator, Mar. 2014
2007: 92 Pts - Wine Advocate #202, Aug. 2012
2007: 92 Pts - 'Editor's Choice' & Ranked #18 in the Top 100 Wines of 2011 Issue, Wine Enthusiast, Dec. 2011

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