SEDAL

GRAPE: 85% Tempranillo, 10%  Garnacha, 5% Viura.

APPELLATION: Rioja DOCa

VINIFICATION: Manual harvest. Sedal is a blend of 85% Tempranillo, 10% Garnacha and 5% Viura from 30- to 40-year-old vines in the paraje of La Rad in San Vicente de la Sonsierra. It fermented with indigenous yeasts in stainless steel and a total of 21 days, co-fermenting the varieties with some 30% full clusters, all the Garnacha. The wine matured in French oak vats with the lees for 10 months.

TASTING NOTES: Fresh, vibrant and very aromatic red wine (floral notes). Its taste is pleasant. Medium body and fine tannins that get a beautiful texture. A very fruity and fresh wine by nature, irresistible to drink.

FOOD PAIRING: Red or game meat, roasts, poultry, white meat, ham, charcuterie, cured cheese or blue cheese.

RATINGS HISTORY:

  • 92 Pts by Robert Parker ( WA); vntg 2020

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PRODUCER:

3 Viñerones is a project founded in 2015 in La Rioja by Javier García, Carlos Sánchez  and Nacho Jiménez.

The project arises from the possibility of making a wine, La Esquirla del Bardallo, from an exceptional vineyard located in the town of San Vicente de la Sonsierra in the Rioja Alta in a place known as Bardallo, which is surrounded by the Sierra de Cantabria has a microclimate with a higher rainfall and where the vegetation is less Mediterranean and more deciduous.

Since 2020 the 3 Viñerones project has included Sedal 2020, the little brother of La Esquirla del Bardalllo. It is a wine that is made  from a plot in the Larrad area in San Vicente de la Sonsierra on clay-calcareous soils.

These characteristics make the climate somewhat cooler than in other areas and, in turn, allow longer maturation of the grapes, which results in more balanced wines.