Viñedos de Páganos

La Nieta

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2018 Vintage

98pts

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2017 Vintage

97pts

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2017 Vintage

98pts

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Denominacion de Origen

D.O.Ca. Rioja

Location

Páganos-Laguardia, La Rioja.

Varietal

100% Tempranillo

Vineyards

Finca La Nieta

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

Destemmed by hand, berry by berry, with a rigorous selection of every grape. Cold maceration pre-fermentation. Fermentation in 1000L open top oak vats with selected indigenous yeast. Total maceration is 21 days. Malolactic fermentation in new Bordelaise French Oak barrels.

Aging

18 months in new Bordelaise French Oak barrels. Racked every four months.

Comments

The Eguren family strove to produce a world class wine from the miniscule Finca La Nieta, a vineyard with shallower, poorer soils, and a superior microclimate than the neighboring El Puntido vineyard. The product is Viñedos de Páganos’ flagship wine, La Nieta. The Eguren family wanted to use this vineyard to display the subtlety and elegance that Tempranillo can represent, and they have achieved this with La Nieta.