Viñedos de Páganos

El Puntido

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2017 Vintage

94pts

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Denominacion de Origen

D.O.Ca. Rioja

Location

Páganos-Laguardia, La Rioja.

Varietal

100% Tempranillo

Vineyards

El Puntido

Year(s) Planted

1975

Viticulture

Environmentally integrated agriculture. Employing viticulture that respects the biorhythms of the plant and vineyard. Exhaustive hand selection and harvest in small boxes of perfectly ripe grapes. Trellised vineyards planted at a high density in order to reduce yield. Organic fertilization every two years.

Soils

Calcareous clay composition with a sandstone subsoil. Franc-clay texture. Distinctly high mineral content.

Climate

Located at the foot of the Sierra Cantabria, this area is characterized by an Atlantic climate that is moderated by the Sierra.

Winemaking

Traditional elaboration. Completely destemmed. Pre-fermentative cold maceration at 6˚C. Temperature controlled fermentation in open top fermenters with selected indigenous yeast. Post-fermentative maceration for eight days. Transferred to 100% new Bordelaise French Oak barrels for malolactic fermentation.

Aging

16 months in new Bordelaise French Oak barrels. 6 months sur lie.

Comments

The goal of El Puntido is to express the mineral expression of this unique single vineyard. The single vineyard wines of Viñedos de Páganos represent the terrain that the vineyards are planted on. This wine has been in production since 2001 and the Eguren family have achieved quality vintage after vintage, and have even lowered the production and increased quality over the last 12 vintages.