Dominio de Eguren Tinto 2003
"The 2003 Protocolo Tinto is a tank-fermented 100% Tempranillo that spends three months in neutral American oak prior to early bottling. Its dark ruby color is followed by Pinot Noir-like aromas of flowers as well as sweet and sour red cherries. This fresh, lively, youthful red begs to be drunk over the next 1-2 years. It can even be served slightly chilled."
–The Wine Advocate
Known for its bold, heady, rustic and age-worthy red wines, Spain is truly a one-of-a-kind wine-producing nation. A great majority of the country is hot, arid and drought-ridden, and since irrigation has only been recently introduced and (controversially) accepted, viticulture has sustained—and flourished—only through a great understanding of Spain’s particular conditions. Large spacing between vines allows each enough resources to survive and as a result, the country has the most acreage under vine compared to any other country, but is usually third in production.
Most planted and respected is Tempranillo, the star of Spain’s Rioja and Ribera del Duero regions. Priorat specializes in bold red blends, Jumilla has gained global recognition for its single varietal Monastrell and Utiel-Requena has garnered recent attention for its reds made of Bobal.