8 months in 80 year old 10,000L foudre that were used at the beginning of the 20th century to ship wine on trains up to Bordeaux during phylloxera. Due to the low temperatures and high humidity in the family’s cellar, the rate of oxidation is reduced allowing the family to work with low levels of SO2.
Sierra Cantabria Selección is the entry-level Rioja bottling produced by the Eguren family of San Vicente de la Sonsierra. While the family is most well known for their single cru classified bottlings, they produce outstanding young wine from their estate vineyards in San Vicente. While this category is dominated by blends of purchased fruit sourced from many growers across the entire appellation, the Eguren family are one of the few (if not the only) families in Rioja that produce an estate grown and bottled “tinto joven” from a single village.