Viñedos de Páganos

El Puntido Gran Reserva

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2007 Vintage

96pts

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2007 Vintage

94pts

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2007 Vintage

93pts

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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

Environmental integrated agriculture cultivation, applying a viticulture respectful with the environment following the biorhythms of the plant. Exhaustive hand selection and harvest in boxes of perfectly healthy, ripe grapes.

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 twelve days. Transferred to 100% new Bordelaise French Oak barrels for malolactic fermentation.

Aging

28 months in new Bordelaise French Oak barrels. 6 months sur lie. Bottled in May 2009.

Comments

The goal of El Puntido Gran Reserva 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. El Puntido Gran Reserva is the result of a selection for the fruit from the lowest yielding vines. The grapes are rigorously sorted and destemmed by hand, berry by berry.