Sierra Cantabria Coleccion Privada Rioja 2015.
Vinedos Sierra Cantabria was born as the result of the family’s on-going endeavour in their search for extracting the virtues of our collection of vineyards in unique wines, new classics that have turned into symbols of Rioja.
The Wine Advocate tasting notes 93 rating.
Compared to the 2014 vintage, the 2015 Coleccion Privada is explosive, showy and hedonistic. It jumps out of the glass with a mix of flowers, wild berries and exotic spices, really showy. There is additional freshness here, and the wine seems to have taken the aging in oak (16 months in brand new barrels, 50% American and 50% French) much better than the 2014. This has to be one of the finest vintages of Coleccion Privada. 25,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in May 2017.
Valgrande and Jarrarte, located in San Vicente de la Sonsierra, older than 50 years, franc-clay in texture with calcareous-clay composition.
Altitude: Valgrande 460 m., Jarrarte 480 m. Total number Hcts.: 4. Organic fertilization. Environmental integrated agriculture cultivation.
Year of plantation: Valgrande (1957) and Jarrarte (1959).
Combination of traditional method, de-stemmed, and fermentation of the whole bunches.
Malolactic fermentation in barrel.
Aged 18 months in new 50 % French oak, 50 % American oak Bordelaise barrels.
Intense cherry. Delicate nose, elegant with definite fruity expression, spice and subtle notes of petals and creamy traces of oak well integrated.
Powerful palate, warm, complex, succulent, rich expression of toasty notes of oak and black fruit, coffee and chocolates.
Drinking temperatures: 16-18 ºC
WINE ADVOCATE 93
WINE SPECTATOR 94
bottle size 75cl