El Terruño Selection

2 Baigorri Crianza + 2 Pago de Cirsus Vendimia Seleccionada + 2 Luis Cañas Crianza + 2 Finca Sobreño Crianza

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Baigorri Crianza 2017

Just gravity

It is not common in Rioja that grapes for a crianza come from vineyards of 50 years average age. In Baigorri there is no conventional wine. It is the winegrower commitment not to produce a minor wine but to produce wines with different styles. Baigorri Crianza red wine Rioja Alavesa Appellation, comes from old vines located in Samaniego town. Sustainable viticulture, harmony with nature and 100% manual work.

Made with 90% Tempranillo and 10% other varieties, the grape was selected by hand, cluster by cluster, having their stems removed and the berries squeezed, followed by 10-day skin maceration, completed with pneumatic pressing. This wine was aged in new French and American oak barrels for 12 months.

It is a modern, fluid and elegant wine. Doubtless, it will impress you.

Luis Cañas Crianza 2017

Success is in the details

Luis Cañas Crianza Red Wine is not the typical standard wine in the catalogue of the established Rioja wineries. Luis Cañas goes in another direction. This family makes the same efforts producing the wine as the ones constructing the very top of the pyramid. It is one of the scarce Rioja wineries with a great selection of enviable quality wines characterized by little difference between the extremes in its catalogue.

The red wine proceeds from approximately 30-year old vineyards of clayey and clayey-calcareous lands which spread over the typical Rioja Alavesa terraces, those characterised as being not very fertile with little productivity of 4500kg of clusters per hectare. Those are vineyards situated at 400-700 metres of altitude, located in Villabuena, Samaniego, Leza, Navaridas and Baños de Ebro.

It is made with the grapes of 95% Tempranillo, which gives the best identity of this variety in these chalky landscapes. 5% of the grape Graciano is added, which gives the wine certain herbal taste and balsamic notes. Once situated in the winery and having passed the best cluster selection, the grapes have their stems removed and the grapes are squeezed later to be placed in the steel tanks to make the alcoholic fermentation with a gentle 20-day incubation, which helps to obtain a better extraction of colour with limited tannins in order to be served in its younger stage. After the fermentation, the wine passes into the barrels made of 60% French and 40% American wood with an average age of 3 years where it performs malolactic fermentation during a minimum period of 12 months followed by other 12 months in the bottle.

Cherry red colour. Balsamic notes and memories of fine woods can be smelt. The taste in the mouth is soft, fluid and with volume, where the notes of red fruit (raspberry, cherry, etc.) appear. It has a nice taste ending where the balsamic memories reappear. It is ideal to combine with sausages, red meats, poultry, fatty fish, small game hunting, half-cure cheeses, spicy dishes and hot stews like legumes.

Finca Sobreño Crianza 2016

The rising star star of Toro

Finca Sobreño Crianza is made only with Toro native grape variety, Tinta de Toro. The grape was selected by hand, cluster by cluster. The grapes had their stems removed and were squeezed with a cold maceration at 10°C for four days prior to controlled fermentation at 28°C. Fermentation and maceration with the skin lasted approximately 20 days. The wine was aged in less than 4 years of use American oak barrels for at least 8 months, later to be completed with a 6-month ageing in the bottle.

This wine is a fantastic companion for any occasion. Elegant, complex and balanced, combining fruity bouquet with toasted and silky tannins.

Pago de Cirsus Vendimia Seleccionada 2018

Single vineyard with its own appellation

Pago de Cirsus Vendimia Seleccionada comes from young vineyards located in Ablitas in Navarra with an average age of 20 years, located at 350 metres above sea level. Production reaches an average of 4,800 kg per hectare and a very low 1.71 kg yield per grape stock. The climate is extreme continental, with very cold winters and extremely long and dry summers.

Only ripe clusters, with smooth berries that do not reach raisin notes, are selected from the grape harvest. It is distinguished by mature skin roasted nuances together with those acquired by fresh pulp and with balanced acidity. It is Pago de Cirsus “crianza” version, but without the slightest hint of chasing commercial line, typical for this type of wine in a large number of wineries. Hand cluster by cluster selection of Tempranillo and Syrah unveils this purpose. The harvest was taken to the winery in 15 kg boxes per yard and variety. Cold maceration was carried out at 5°C during first 24 hours and then 30% of the wine was fermented in French oak tubs and the remaining 70% in steel tanks. The mixture of the two components was aged for 12 months in new French oak barrels.

It could be called the fruitiest Pago de Cirsus wines, a wine with very pleasant persistence in the mouth, tasty, with a deep aroma and black fruit flavour and creamy toasted aftertaste coming from its ageing in the barrel.