Located on the south of Monte Yerga on the sunny side of the slopes, the Cuesta de la Reina Estate commences at an altitude of 450 meters and ascends to 800 meters. The soils, clayey-calcareous, are very poor and with abundance of boulders. The estate of 120 Hectare has belonged to the family for four generations and the family itself has always cultivated the vineyard. The average age of the vines is over 40 years. Following a meticulous monitoring of the vineyard, the grapes are harvested at optimum maturity. The harvest is done manually by selecting healthy and ripe grapes and rejecting the bad and deteriorated. The Harvest was done in mid-October for both the Tempranillo and the Garnacha grapes. The grapes are collected in fruit boxes to avoid any kind of crushing.
There were no mechanical systems used during the elaboration process. This is based on gravity to avoid damagingthe grape. The fermentation took place in stainlesssteel tanks with autochthonous yeasts from thesame vineyard, controlling the temperature at 30°C. At the end of fermentations the maceration wasextended for 10 days. Once the decuvé had takenplace, the wine was transferred to fine American and French oak where it aged for 8 months. Therewere 2 rackings during the aging process. After amild filtering, the wine was bottled and remained in the bottle cellar for 12 months before putting it upfor sale.
|Region Produced in||PRADEJON - La Rioja|
|Cask||American white oak casks, French Oak|
|Made with||70% Tempranillo, 30% Garnacha|
|Tasting Notes||Cherry red well covered. Intens aroma of dark fruit and oak well conjoined. Savoury with round tanins and a depth of ripe fruit, spicy with great structure.|
|Storage Instructions||Cool and dry conditions|
|Item model number||8421742120207|
|Manufacturer/Producer||Bodegas B. Escudero|
|Country Produced in||Spain|