Protocolo - Tempranillo - Red Wine
Overview: Dominio de Eguren is one of several passion projects from the Eguren family, a family of viticulturists dating back five generations to the 1870s. The Eguren family
were responsible for founding Bodegas Sierra Cantabria in 1956 which Jorge Ordóñez later introduced to the US market. The Egurens have worked alongside Jorge Ordóñez to create other brands throughout Spain, including re-establishing Toro as a pre-eminent winemaking region in the late 1990s. The Eguren’s philosophy has always revolved around viticulture, as their history lies firmly intertwined with the vineyards surrounding San Vicente de la Sonsierra. The Eguren family lease vineyards for their Dominio de Eguren project of Tempranillo, Bobal, Macabeo, and Airén in Manchuela (in southeast Spain) on long term contracts. The wines are vinified at their winery in Manchuela and are transported to Rioja, near the company’s headquarters, for bottling and shipping. The result are high quality honest value wines from one of Spain’s most respected winemaking families.
Tasting Notes: Bright ruby. Dried cherry, licorice and pungent herbs on the nose. Firm and precise on the palate, with juicy acidity giving lift to the flavors of bitter cherry, licorice and black pepper. Finishes spicy and tight, with a subtle herbal note, dusty tannins and a touch of redcurrant.
Pairing: This wine will go well with red meats, lamb and all types of game dishes.
Points: 91 James Suckling
Format / ABV: 750 ml / 13.5
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