2019 Paganos El Puntido Jeroboam (3 liter)
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 in French oak for 16-18 months and then receives a number of years of bottle aging before the wine is released on the market. The Puntido vineyard is 25 Has. (61.74 acres) located at an elevation of 600 on a soils of calcareous clay composition 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 the competition. Biological 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 harvesting in crates with perfectly healthy, ripe grapes.
The tempranillo grapes are harvested by hand at the end of September with pre-fermentative maceration for 3 days at 6 ° C with native yeast selected from their own vineyards, with very light pumping movements and a light aeration to obtain complete extraction. The alcoholic fermentation lasts about 10 days. and is temperature controlled between 28 and 30 degrees Celsius and a post-fermentative maceration of approx. 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 spend around 16 months in the new French oak and then another 6 months in a stainless steel tank and then the wine is bottle-aged for another year before being becomes available (ie approx. 3.5 years after harvest).
The Puntido has a dark garnet red color. In the nose there is a multitude of scents and layers such as mineral notes, ripe fruit, liqueur and chocolate and a background of white flowers and a little leather. Furthermore, as the wines 'open', we still 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 wonderful wine is a gastronomic champ. This is a nice 3 liter double magnum. A gem on the table and even tastier (and drinkable for longer).
The Spanish winery Viñedos de Paganos is an exclusive winery and is one of the beautiful wineries of Hermanos Eguren.
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.
|Type of Wine||Red|
|Drinking as of||2023|
|Tasting Profiles||Earthy, Complex, Dry, Aged on wood, Powerful, Spicy, Red fruit, Tannines, Full|
|Drink moments||Indruk maken, Lekker luxe, Open haard, Romantisch|