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Vina Eguia Tempranillo 2018

Overview

This wine has a bright cherry color, is fresh and clean and well-integrated. Shows intense red fruit aromas combined with subtle notes from the aging including vanilla, coconut, balsamic notes and licorice. The palate is fresh, full and vibrant with a very savory and pleasant, lingering finish.

Wine Facts

Winemaker Notes
Selected grapes come from several locations throughout the whole area of the Rioja denomination. The soil is clay-ferrous and clay-limestone. The vines have an average age of 15-20 years and are grown using both the traditional “gobelet” system and in a trellis-trained system. Fourteen days of fermentation take place and the maceration process in done in temperature controlled stainless steel vats with daily pump overs in order to achieve the optimum color and tannin extraction. Malolactic fermentation takes place and then the wine is racked twice before going into 3-year-old American oak barrels for 6 months, with one racking. This vintage has been officially declared as good.

Serving Hints
Ideal with all type of meat, including beef and other red meats, various semi-cured cheeses and very good with Spanish “tapas” and tomato based pizzas.

Interesting Fact
The Vina Eguia winery and vineyards were established in 1973 in Elciego and purchased by Bodegas Muriel in 2010. 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
Region: Rioja (D.O.Ca)
Country: Spain
Wine Composition: 100% Tempranillo
Alcohol: 13.5%
Total Acidity: 5.2 G/L
Residual Sugar: 1.4 G/L
pH: 3.69


Press Highlights

2018: 90 Pts - James Suckling, July 2019
2015: 91 Pts - James Suckling, July 2017
2010: Wine Advocate #210 Dec. 2013
2010: “Silver Medal” 2014 Sunset International Wine Competition
2008: 91 Pts - Wine Advocate, # 202, Aug 2012

 
 
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