La Cantarada De Los Mozos, Carlos Sánchez
Located in the Riojan town of Ábalos, Bodegas Fernández Eguiluz was founded in 1989 and has been passed down to siblings Pilar and Carmelo. They are joined by winemaker Carlos Sánchez. Their location in Rioja Alta offers favourable south-facing sites with calcareous soils, ideal for producing wines with great character and elegance. Often favouring carbonic maceration and stainless steel vessels during the winemaking process, the wines show beautiful vibrancy and fragrant, lifted aromatics that are a departure from the more classic styles of Rioja for which the region is known.
Producer Carlos Sánchez
Viticulture & Winemaking Organic viticulture. Grapes are hand harvested and directly pressed, with native yeast fermentation. The wine then receives 12 month oak ageing in Bordeaux barriques. Its then finished Unfiltered and, unfined.
Region Rioja Alta (Rioja, Spain)
Tasting Notes A charmingly fresh and playful Rioja with a delicate mineral character. Black cherries, raspberries and hints of leather and wood smoke.