Vintage Information

The 2016 vintage was characterised by a mild yet very humid winter with plenty of rainfall during a longer than usual spring. Vines were very fruitful with large numbers of bunches, which slowed the ripening and maturation phase but the summer period experienced little rainfall resulting in healthy, mature grapes.

 

Vinification

This wine is made following the traditional Riojan pressing method: destemming, crushing and subsequent cold maceration of the must, which was left in contact with the skins for 24 hours. A seven-day fermentation was then carried out, maintaining the temperature below 25°C. During this time pumping-over was conducted to extract colour and aromatic compounds. Malolactic fermentation occurred spontaneously before the end of the year.

Vintage 2016
Grape varieties 100% Tempranillo
Region Rioja
Winemaker Maria Martinez
Alcohol (ABV) 13.5%

Rioja Joven Tempranillo

£9.67


 

Señorio de Uñuela is produced by the co-operative located in the village of Uruñuela in Rioja Alta. The higher altitude of the vineyards, which range from 450-590 metres, ensures finer, more elegant wines. Señorio is a medieval term meaning 'land of the lord', while Uñuela is the old name of the town. The co-op's 200 members have 600 hectares divided into 1500 plots, of which 95% is Tempranillo and the rest are Garnacha, Mazuelo, Graciano and some white varieties.
 
Vineyards
Fruit was harvested from vines planted at altitudes between 450 – 490m on the lower terraces of the vineyard. The light alluvial soils of the lower terraces create light, fruity wines with medium body and freshness – a typical characteristic of Riojas made from 100% Tempranillo.
 

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