Garnacha 2016

International Wine Challenge 2018:93 points
Special Rioja report by Tim Atkin:90 points
Guia Peñin 201789 points
TASTE RIOJA 10X10 Londres 20174 Stars and 90 points


D.O.Ca. Rioja


Alcoholic degree 13,5%
pH 3.58
Total acidity 5.5 gr./litro
Sugar 0.4 gr./litro


Egoiste is made from garnacha grapes from the top of the river Najerilla in La Rioja.

The soil of these vineyards were kept dry and are 40 to 60 years old.
This particular wine has produced 10,000 litres and is a limited bottled edition.

We fermented the grapes in a stainless steel tank at a controlled temperatura for 7 days. We used a soft racking and a low filtration method to maintain the quality of the wine and then stored it for 5 months before we bottled it.

In the glass this wine presents a beautiful cherry red colour with blue hues and a dense, abundant tear. The freshness of its aroma intoxicates our senses with notes of red fruit on a menthol background. In the mouth we can enjoy an almost perfect transition from the initial acidic taste through to a mellow and soft settling flavour. You can appreciate the sweet tannin´s contribution to the excellent maturity of the wine in the aftertaste. Altogether it is a fresh, structured and varietal wine.

“In 2016 the harvest was so good in quantity and quality. We used to mix these grapes with tempranillo grapes for elaborating our crianzas but this year the grapes were so, so good that we decided not to mix and elaborate a wine whith those garnacha grapes and that’s the result…”
Eva Cantera Rioja,
director and enologue in Bodegas JER