Dark garnet in color with powerful aromas of black currant, blackberry, and cigar box spices. Tangy black currant and blackberry jam flavors were accented by hints of smoky earth, whilst crushed black peppercorn, toasty oak, and traces of caramel comprised the spicy, elongated finish. Sustainably farmed.
By a quirk of fate the healer, Pascasio Pangua, who cured one of the couple's dughters, was cared for by and lived with the Eguren family during his twilight years and to show his gratitude, left his vineyards to his adopted family.
That is how the grape-producing tradition of the family, with regard to the cultivation of vines and the production of wines, started in 1870 led by Anastasio and Estefana's first born, Trifon. The winery is now on the 6th generation.
Hailed as the star red variety in Spain’s most celebrated wine region, Tempranillo from Rioja, or simply labeled, “Rioja,” produces elegant wines with complex notes of red and black fruit, crushed rock, leather, toast and tobacco, whose best examples are fully capable of decades of improvement in the cellar.
Rioja wines are typically a blend of fruit from its three sub-regions: Rioja Alta, Rioja Alavesa and Rioja Oriental, although specific sub-region (zonas), village (municipios) and vineyard (viñedo singular) wines can now be labeled. Rioja Alta and Alavesa, at the highest elevations, are considered to be the source of the brightest, most elegant fruit, while grapes from the warmer and drier, Rioja Oriental, produce wines with deep color, great body and richness.