La Cantarada de Las Mozas white, 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 Sanchez. 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 Sanchez
Viticulture & Winemaking Organic viticulture. Grapes are hand harvested and directly pressed, and fermentation is all natural. The wine then goes through a 12 month oak ageing in 500l barrels. Finished with very little and no added S02.
Region Rioja Alta (Rioja, Spain)
Tasting Notes Concentrated and rich. A wonderful complex Viura with a viscous, honeyed texture and striking notes of poached yellow fruit, honey and stunning floral aromatics.