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BODEGAS SIERRA CANTABRIA
Cuvee Especial 2007

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90 POINTS - STEPHEN TANZER'S INTERNATIONAL WINE CELLAR      [Read More]

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This wine comes from proprietary vineyards located in Paganos-Laguardia and Labastida that are organically fertilized. Soils are clay-limestone with gravel. They are oriented to the southwest maximizing their exposure to the sun. Yields are 385 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 soak for 48 hours with pump-over. Temperature controlled fermentation for 8 days and extended maceration for 10 days with two pump-overs daily during the first 8 days and a light pumpover every two days after that to avoid the extraction of vegetal and bitter characters. Malolactic fermentation in barrel.
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PRODUCTION: 2,000 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 12 months in Bordelaise barrels of 60% American and 40% French oak and 4 months in new French oak barrels. Racked regularly every 4 months.
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