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BODEGAS SIERRA CANTABRIA
Rioja Reserve 2005

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This wine comes from proprietary vineyards located around the town of San Vicente de la Sonsierra. Soils are clay-limestone with gravel. Yields are 392 gal./acre. Careful hand harvesting of perfectly mature clusters with good sanitary conditions and additional selection made in the winery using a sorting table.


OVERVIEW

REGION: La Rioja
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APPELLATION: Rioja DOCa
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FERMENTATION: The wine undergoes a pre-fermenting cold maceration for 48 hours with pumpover. Temperature controlled fermentation for 8 days and extended maceration for 14 days with two pump-overs daily in the beginning and a light pump-over daily after that. Malolactic fermentation in barrel.
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PRODUCTION: 1,000 cases for the U.S.
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COLOR / TYPE: Red Dry Still
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VARIETIES: 100% Tempranillo
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MATURATION: Aged 18 months in, 20% new and 80% 2-3 years old, Bordelaise barrels of American and French oak. Racked regularly every 4 months.
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