Viñedos de Páganos

Calados del Puntido

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2015 Vintage

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2015 Vintage

92pts

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2015 Vintage

92pts

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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.

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 stainless steel with selected indigenous yeast. Post-fermentative maceration for 10 days. Transferred to 30% new, 30% second wine, and 40% third wine barrels for malolactic fermentation.

Aging

Transferred to new Bordelaise French Oak barrels for 16 mongths of ageing.

Comments

Calados del Puntido is made from a higher yielding parcel of the El Puntido vineyard. The grapes in this parcel don’t achieve the same maturity as the rest of the vineyard, and as a result, have lower phenolic content. A mineral, fresh, and complex entry level wine for the prestigious Viñedos de Páganos.