San Vicente is made by the Eguren family and has become their most well known wine - the wine that first "put them on the map" so to speak.
Marcos and Miguel wanted to produce a Bordeaux styled single vineyard wine. They selected one of their vineyards, Finca La Canoca, to produce San Vicente. Located in a tiny valley at the foothills of the Sierra Cantabria. This vineyard is home the unique Tempranillo Peludo variety which is also known as "the hairy Tempranillo", an extremely rare but native grape variety.
At the time this wine was created there were no single vineyard Rioja wines at all. After the release and subsequent success of San Vicente, all of the great Rioja wineries followed suit, declassifying their top, flagship wines from the typical Rioja ageing system, and focusing on specific vineyards.
San Vicente is a unique wine which marries the modern intensity of fruit and concentration with classic Old-World style Rioja.
It is exuberant and elegant. A classic that is both silky and intense.