Señorío De San Vicente Rioja San Vicente 2006


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Senorio De San Vicente Rioja San Vicente 2006 is wonderfully balanced with ripe, black fruits underpinned by notes of spice, lead pencil and toast. On the palate it is mouthfilling and intense, yet elegant and with finesse. Drinkable now, but another couple of years should see further evolution giving it a relaxed drinking window of at least ten years or so.

Country: Spain
Region: Rioja
Vintage: 2006
Colour: Red
Grape Variety: Tempranillo
ABV: 14.5%
Bottle Size: 75cl
Closure: Natural cork
Style: Dark and toasty
Drink With: Corned beef hash

In search of a wine which showed the true potential of sierra-grown Tempranillo, the Eguren family founded Señorío De San Vicente in 1991. Their philosophy was to create a single wine from the single La Canoca vineyard, from the singular, almost extinct grape variety Tempranillo Peludo, or "hairy Tempranillo". This is an ancient version of Tempranillo, which has a hairy underside to its leaves and which is distinctive, low yielding and unique to this specific area.

As with the Viñedos De Páganos El Puntido, Rioja San Vicente is a most individual wine but one that is more traditionally styled than its cousin. Fermented for 20 months in 90% French oak barriques and in 10% American oak barrels, it is a leaner, more minerally expression of Rioja that is not quite so approachable in its infancy.

From Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
The 2006 Señorío De San Vicente Rioja San Vicente is a glass-coating purple/black colour offering up a brooding bouquet of wood smoke, pencil lead, liquorice, plum, and blackberry. Opulent and rich on the palate with layers of succulent fruit, it has 6-8 years of ageing potential and should be at its best from 2016 to 2026.

Señorío De San Vicente is one of several outstanding estates owned and operated by the Eguren family. The wine is made from 100% Tempranillo Peludo known for its tiny berries and exceptional aromatics. The grapes are sourced from a single vineyard and typically aged for 20 months in new, mostly French oak before bottling without filtration. 93 Points

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