Egoiste 2018

Garnacha

Egoiste won the bronze medal and 88 points at the  DECANTER WORLD WINE AWARDS 2020, also the silver medal and 90 points at the International Wine Challenge 2020.

The 2016 vintage of this wine got the next awards:

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

ORIGIN:

D.O.Ca. Rioja


TASTING:

In the glass, the wine displays a beautiful cherry red color with blue hues and a dense, abundant tear. The garnacha grape can be easily recognized in the notes of red fruit on a menthol background, an aroma that intoxicates our senses. In the mouth we can enjoy almost a perfect transition from the initial acidic taste 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 varietal wine.


GRAPE AND WINE PRODUCTION:

Garnacha grapes from 40 years old vineyards that grow in plots of land at more than 600 meters above the sea level in La Rioja alta by the Najerilla river basin.It is made from grapes that ferment and later macerate in a steel tank with a regulated temperature for 25 days.After six months in the tank, the wine is filtered and bottled.This wine is again produced in the 2018 wine harvest thanks to the great quality of the garnacha grapes.


“We used to mix these grapes with tempranillo grapes to elaborate our crianzas but this year the grape was so utterly excellent that we decided not to. Instead we made a wine just with those grapes and that’s the result…”

Eva Cantera Rioja,
director and enologue in Bodegas JER


ANALISYS:

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