Sierra Cantabria - 2009 - Finca El Bosque - 750 ml.
Spain - Rioja
Red - Vintage: 2009 - Size: 750 ml.
This vineyard has an area of 1.5 hectares, and it is located on a gentle southeast-facing slope, at a height of 500 meters above sea level, the Sierra de Cantabria protects it from the cold and damp winds from the north. The variety of the vineyard is ‘Tempranillo’ which is planted in a sandy clay loam soil where the presence of boulders is common; this structure leads to proper aeration, porosity, water retention and provides nutrients. The vines are trellised on an espalier with a bilateral cordon where, on each of the arms, two spurs prune to one visible bud are left.
Toasty and smoky notes frame plum and cassis flavors in this bold red, which has density without heaviness, boasting lively acidity, firm yet well-integrated tannins and a fine balance of oak and fruit. A fine example of the modern style. Drink now through 2020. 50 cases imported. — TM