El Puntido Rioja wine 2018

Rioja wine Sierra Cantabria
Robert Parker 93 points
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El Puntido 2018 Rioja wine DOC Rioja 100% Tempranillo, 25ha vineyard, 30 years old vines, 18 months new French oak

Vinedos De Paganos Rioja El Puntido 2018 from Eguren family

Tasting notes, Robert Parker 93 points

The El Puntido is produced from the vineyard planted around the winery that names the wine, a large 25 hectare plot of Tempranillo. Cropped from a cold and wet vintage, it has a floral character not often seen in these wines. It's amazing to see how well some of the wines from such a challenging vintage are turning out, with purity and freshness, keeping the identity but with a perfume that is not that common. Honestly, I prefer this to the warmer and riper years.

100 % Tempranillo.

Single-vineyard wine from El Puntido, of 25 Hcts. Soils of
franc-clay texture and calcareous-clay composition with a deep sandy rocky sub-soil. Altitude: 600 m. High density of plantation on trellis and low yield. Organic fertilization.
Environmental integrated agriculture cultivation. Year of plantation: 1975.

Traditional method, 100 % de-stemmed.
Malolactic in barrel. Aged 16 months in new Bordelaise barrels of French oak.

Tasting notes
Dark garnet red cherry , it displays a subtle nose with mineral notes, ripe fruit, liquor and chocolate and a background of white flowers. On the palate, it is powerful, with a good balance between ripe fruit and oak, with round tannins.

Drinking temperatures: 16-18 ºC

VIÑEDOS DE PÁGANOS WINES Viñedos de Páganos is an exclusive winery located in the medieval village of Laguardia, which arises in the Rioja Alavesa subarea, close to 600 meters in altitude, an environment surrounded by dolmens, archaeological sites, chapels and ancient medieval churches.

DOC Rioja 100% Tempranillo 25ha vineyard 30 years old. 35ha/hl, 18 months new French oak Black currants and tobacco. Fennel. Feminine style with soft velety feel behind mocha structure. Still delicate .WC 17.5/20

El Puntido "The minerality of the Tempranillo in a grape growing boundary zone"
El Puntido Rioja wine The wine are 75cl bottle size

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