The family started making wine in 1852. His great-grandfather, Juan Escudero, began making wine in oak casks in the town of Grávalos, La Rioja. The know-how accumulated and transmitted by his ancestors gave rise in the early 1950s to the first Rioja cavas, with a marked touch of craftsmanship, made by Benito Escudero, father of the current generation of winemakers.
They in turn are equally committed to their love of the vineyards, wines and cavas. The fourth generation of this family of winemakers has taken on the various responsibilities of the company: viticulture, management and administrationmark the daily lives of the brothers Jesus, Maria Angeles, Amador and Jose Maria Escudero.
Also, respect for the environment, research and professionalism in all areas of business and a commitment to offering customers an excellent product as well as excellent service are the foundations on which the business activities and personality of the Escudero Family rest.
SOLAR DE BECQUER CRIANZA
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 25 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 and at the end of Octber through the first week of September the Mazuelo.. The grapes are collected in fruit boxes to avoid any kindof crushing.
Fermentation is done in stainless steel tanks with autochthonous yeasts. Upon completion of fermentation, the wine is macerated for at least 10 days. Aging is done in American oak barrels with an average of 5 years of age and remains there for at least 14 months. During this time, the wine is racked three times. Once the wine is clean, the wine is bottled and remains in the bottle cellar before going to market at least 6 months.
|Brand||SOLAR DE BECQUER|
|Region Produced in||PRADEJON - La Rioja|
|Cask||American white oak casks|
|Made with||70% Tempranillo, 20% Mazuelo, 10% Garnacha|
|Tasting Notes||Bright ruby red. Clean and complex on the nose, Harmony of fruit with notable hints of fine oak. Well structured on the palate, savory and balanced. The wine shows great character and has a long persistence. Complex retro nasal, elegant with notes of quality wood toasts.|
|Storage Instructions||Cool and dry conditions|
|Item model number||8421742100025|
|Manufacturer/Producer||Bodegas B. Escudero|
|Country Produced in||Spain|
|1 Liter Proportion EUR||7,93|