Martin Cendoya Reserva 2008

Winery: Eguren Ugarte
Region: DOCa Rioja
Type of Wine: Red wine
Aging & Type of Oak:
Barrica: 12 meses · Botella: 22meses
Annual Production(in bottles): 25
Awards & Recognition:
Wine Advocate: 92 points, Wine Spectator: 91 points, Decanter: Gold, Mundus Vini: Gold, Challenge International du vin: Gold.
U.S. Importer:
EU Imports, LLC
kevin@egurenugarte.com
(720) 254-6716

Tasting Note

Red and black fruits vie for attention alongside new French and American oak notes of black pepper and vanilla. This is still very firm, showing a bit of grit and tannin, but the wine is beginning to find its center and a pretty balance should be struck in the next year or so. Drink in the next few years and for five or more years.

Wine Description

From vines more than 50 years old in Rioja, Eguren Ugarte carefully hand selects the best Tempranillo, Graciano and Mazuelo grapes for the elaboration of Martín Cendoya. After 12 months aging in oak barrels and 22 months in bottles, the wine awakens to appealing sensations of freshness and sweetness, with a touch of berries and licorice.

About the Winery

Eguren Ugarte, is an international family business that entered into the world of wine in 1870. With more than 320 acres of its own vineyards located in the best area of DOCa Rioja, Eguren Ugarte joins tradition and modernity to elaborate wines of the best quality. Along with the winery in Páganos, the company's signature hotel invites guests to experience the joy of rest and leisure among barrels and vineyards. The hotel restaurant receives advice from Chef Eneko Atxa, the holder of three Michelin stars.

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Public Tasting Room

Suggested Recipe Pairings

Ham, Gruyère & Honey-Mustard Palmiers

View recipe at Epicurious.com

Classic Meat Lasagna

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