Vina Eguia Tempranillo


750 ML


Product Description

Viña Eguia Tempranillo is a vivid cherry red. Its aromas include vanilla, coconut and balsamic notes with well-balanced mature oak and red fruit and a hint of licorice. The palate is full and elegant with pleasant finish. It is the perfect wine for everyday drinking. Winemaker Notes Selected grapes come from the Rioja Alavesa vineyards with soils comprised of a mixture of chalk, sand and clay. The vines have a medium age of 20-30 years and are grown using the traditional gobelet system. Twelve days of fermentation take place and the maceration process is in temperature controlled stainless steel vats with daily pump overs in order to achieve the optimum color and tannin extraction. Malolactic fermentation is conducted in stainless steel tanks and then the wine is racked twice before going into oak barrels. The wine is aged in American oak for 13 months, with one racking. Serving Hints This wine goes very well with all type of meats, especially beef, as well as with cured and semi-cured cheeses. Ideal for Spanish tapas and all kind of appetizers. Producer: Bodegas Muriel, S.L. Country: Spain Region: Rioja, D.O.C. Grape Variety: 100% Tempranillo Alcohol: 13.5%


Varietal: Tempranillo

Region: Rioja

Region Description:

(ree OH hah)—This region in north-central Spain makes the country’s most popular red wine from Tempranillo, Garnacha (Grenache), Graciano and Mazuelo grapes. Rosado (rose) and white wines are also produced here. Traditionally red Rioja was aged for many years in small barrels made from American oak; this produced wines that were pale, gentle, and lacking in fruitiness. Current trends have been away from only oak aging and the wines are now much fresher tasting. In addition, the introduction of French oak barrels has contributed to its distinctive vanilla quality. The Rioja region is divided into three zones, the most well known being Rioja Alta. Alta-based wines tend to be firmer and leaner in style. Rioja Alavesa produces delicate, perfumed reds. Both Alavesa- and Alta-based wines are blended with wines from the third region, Rioja Baja, a somewhat warmer area that produces heavier grapes. The label of a Rioja will reveal much about the characteristics of its contents. Sin crianza Riojas receive no oak aging and are released young; they are Beaujolais-like, fruity and fresh. Some wines are aged for two years in oak or bottles; these are labeled crianza and, while still fresh and fruity, begin take on the famous oakiness. Wines aged for three years, at least one year in a barrel, are labeled reserva. These are often the most enjoyable of all Riojas. The most expensive wines are aged for five years or more, earning the status of gran reserva. The youngest Riojas pair well with seafood, spicy sausages, and Spanish-style bean dishes. The mature reds should be eaten with game, stews, and cheese.