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Viña Eguía is located in the historic Rioja village of Elciego, also home to the more famous winery Marques de Riscal and their extraordinary hotel designed by Frank Gehry (as pictured in the header of this Mucho Gusto!). It is this higher elevation Rioja Alavesa zone, the prized terroir of the region, where the best vineyards for Tempranillo are found. Vina Eguia sources from 25 year old vineyards to produce this remarkable bargain, aged in American oak barrels. The aromatics are rich, ripe and expressive. With delicious San Sebastian to the north over the Sierra Cantabria Mountains, Pamplona to the northeast and Bilboa to the northwest, Rioja Alavesa is located in the autonomous Basque Country. Visitors to Elciego will see and hear Basque. The word Eguía in Basque means "Truth."