2018 Paganos El Puntido

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Type of Wine Red
Country Spain
Region Rioja
Appellation Rioja Alavesa
Winery Paganos
Vintage 2018
Grape Tempranillo
Content (Alc) 0.75 ltr (14.5%)
Drink window 2022 - 2032
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The Puntido vineyards are owned by the Eguren family and the Puntido comes from only 1 vineyard where only the Tempranillo grape is grown. The vineyard is more than 45 years old and is located quite high. A solid, well-balanced red wine. Can be drunk but will get better and better as the years go by and can certainly be imposed until 2030. The wine is aged for 16-18 months in French oak and then bottled for a few more years before being released on the market. The Puntido vineyard is 25 Has. (61.74 acres) located at an elevation of 600 m on calcareous clay soils with a deep sandy rocky subsoil. The vineyard was planted in 1975 with a high density so that the vines have to work and root deeply due to competition. Organic fertilization every 2 years. The final yield is very low and only half of what is allowed with only 18.2 hl/ha. The production is completely ecological with respect for the environment according to the biorhythm of the plant. Extensive manual selection and crate harvesting with perfectly healthy, ripe grapes.

The tempranillo grapes are harvested manually at the end of September with pre-fermentative maceration for 3 days at 6°C with native yeast selected from the own vineyards, with very light pumping movements and a light aeration to get full extraction. The alcoholic fermentation takes about 10 days. and is temperature controlled between 28 and 30 degrees Celsius and a post-fermentative maceration of about 8 days. After this, the wine is transferred to new French oak barriques barrels where the malolactic fermentation will take place and the wine is allowed to age for about 16 months in new French oak and then for another 6 months in stainless steel tank and then the wine gets another year of bottle aging before it is ready. becomes available (i.e. about 3.5 years after the harvest).

The Puntido has a dark garnet red color. In the nose is a multitude of scents and layers such as mineral notes, ripe fruit, liqueur and chocolate and a background of white flowers and a bit of leather. Furthermore, as the wines 'open' we smell grilled bread, black cherries and berries. In the mouth it is powerful, with a good balance between ripe fruit and oak, with round tannins. The wine is full bodied and screams for roasted, grilled or baked (refined) meat. This magnificent wine is a gastronomic master.

The Spanish winery Viñedos de Paganos is an exclusive winery and is one of the beautiful wineries of Hermanos Eguren.

Vineyard for 2018 Paganos El Puntido

The Spanish winery Viñedos de Paganos is an exclusive winery in the medieval village of Laguardia and is one of Hermanos Eguren's beautiful wineries. The winery is located in the subregion Rioja Alavesa at the foot of the Sierra de Cantabria at about 600 meters altitude. The area is surrounded by dolmens, archaeological sites, chapels and old medieval churches.

Paganos winery has an underground cellar, located under the vineyards, carved into the rock.

The area has an Atlantic climate with continental nuances, and is sheltered from the cold winds from the north by the Sierra de Cantabria mountains. The soils of this estate, calcareous loam or clay loam with a high minerality in texture, give the vineyard, and therefore the wine, a unique mineral character with exceptional personality. Under this soil you can find a sandstone substrate where the roots are perfectly integrated.

Paganos winery was founded in 1998 by Marcos and Miguel Eguren, with the aim of producing great wines with great intrinsic characteristics and personality. The beautiful combination of climate, soil and vine varieties made this mission a complete success.

More Information
Type of Wine Red
Country Spain
Region Rioja
Appellation Rioja Alavesa
Winery Paganos
Grape Tempranillo
Biological certified No
Natural wine No
Vegan No
Vintage 2018
Drinking as of 2022
Drinking till 2032
Alcohol % 14.5
Alcohol free/low No
Content 0.75 ltr
Oak aging Yes
Sparkling No
Dessert wine No
Closure Cork
Promotion Tier Price
James Suckling rating 92
Tasting Profiles Earthy, Complex, Dry, Aged on wood, Powerful, Spicy, Red fruit, Tannines, Full
Drink moments Indruk maken, Lekker luxe, Open haard, Romantisch
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