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El Puntido

El Puntido
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El Puntido
Red wine Aged in wood. 18 months in French oak barrels.
Variety: Tempranillo
Designation of Origin: D.O.Ca. Rioja
Production area: La Rioja
Volume: 75 cl.
Alcohol: 14.0%
Red wine Aged in wood. 18 months in French oak barrels.
Variety: Tempranillo
D.O.Ca. Rioja (La Rioja)
Volume: 75 cl.
Alcohol: 14.0%
Fruity
Spicy
Young
Barrel
Light
Body

Characteristics of El Puntido

El Puntido is a red wine from the Rioja produced by the Viñedos de Páganos winery. This winery belongs to the Eguren Group, which owns other wineries such as Sierra Cantabria or Señorio de San Vicente.

Viñedos de Páganos is located in Páganos, a small village in the municipality of Laguardia, in Rioja Alavesa. Its facilities are carved into the rock, just below the vineyard.

El Puntido is a varietal Tempranillo. The grapes come from vineyards planted at an altitude of 600m on clay loam soil. The vineyard is 25ha and was planted in 1975. It supports an Atlantic climate with continental influences.

The development of El Puntido begins with a manual harvest and a double selection on the table, where the best clusters and the best beans are selected.

After selecting, the juice is fermented in stainless steel tanks for 8-10 days at a controlled temperature between 28 and 30°C. During the fermentation, daily movements are performed 2 or 3 times per day during the first days, ending with a daily pumping.

After the fermentation process, the wine is left to macerate for three weeks.

The last step for preparation is aging in new French oak barrels for 18 months, in which the wine is aged on its lees during the first four months.

Serve at 17.0ºC
Contains sulphites
Pairing
Game birds, Roasted red meats, Grilled red meats, Large game

Tasting notes El Puntido

El Puntido 2016 is a concentrated red wine with intense aromas of very ripe red and black fruits, violet flowers and smoked and vanilla notes. On the palate it is voluminous, deep and complex. It reveals well integrated fine tannins, plenty of minerality and an incredibly fresh finish.
After a winter with normal temperatures and rainfall for D.O.Ca Rioja, high temperatures in spring and summer market his year, as well as the absence of rain at the most dangerous times for the vineyard. These factors led to very healthy vines, but the harvest was brought forward three weeks on average. As a result, this year was rated as a very good one in the area, with the only drawback of not reaching full ripeness. Therefore, the wines from this vintage are those typical from Rioja, with a slightly higher alcoholic strength and a good balance between acidity and ripening.
It was a fairly balanced year until the harvest season arrived. The beginning of the cycle, in October, started with high temperatures, and it was not until mid-November that the first frosts began and the leaves of the vines began to fall to prepare for winter. Throughout the winter, rainfall was generous and water reserves could be secured for the growth cycle period. During the months of March and April, there was an increase in temperatures that led to the good sprouting of the plant. The growth cycle of the vines was suitable, and the sudden rise of temperatures resulted in quite a fast blooming. There was an optimal growth of the fruit, until the harvest season, when rains damaged the state of the grapes and caused a drop in production. This is a good vintage, but the last rains damaged the final result. The wines are good and can be drunk in the short- and mid-term, they have a medium body and material.
This vintage was marked by a very rainy and cold spring just at the time of the growth cycle. This fact caused it to ripen unevenly and with a certain delay. Thanks to a fairly dry September and October, the grapes that ripened with a certain delay were harvested in a selective manner. A complicated vintage, but with good results since there was an exhaustive selection of the grapes. A good balance between concentration and acidity in their youth define the wines from this vintage.
A good balance and few climate incidents define this vintage. The autumn began with mild temperatures and lack of rain. In March began the rain,as well as the development of the vines. At the beginning of the growth cycle of the vines, temperatures decrease and there were a lot of rainy days. This caused an irregular growth of the vineyard. After an unstable month of May, the temperatures increased, and a cycle without rains began. This resulted in perfect sprouts and a good flowering. The summer months were warm and with some heat waves, which caused a slower growth cycle and some symptoms of water stress, and thus a concentration of fruit. At the end of September, and before the harvest, there was some rain that was perfect for a great year thanks to the perfect ripening of the grapes. Good acidity and concentration define the wines from this vintage. Fine wines with a great ageing potential.
Sight Cherry red with gold trim. Clean and bright. Nose Complex and with medium intensity. Aromas of red fruit (cherries), black fruit (blackberries, plums) and florals (violets, rosemary), with fine spicy notes. Taste Intense and tasty, fair presence of black fruit. Fine, well integrated tannins and marked minerality. Good acidity.
Sight Maroon cherry colour. Dense tear. Nose In the nose, it is a very complex wine, with a medium-high intensity, ripe fruit aromas and aromatic herbs. It expresses minerality. Taste In the mouth, it is tasty, appetizing and well-balanced. Wine with a long finish that leaves a very ripe fruit taste together with balsamic and spiced touches after tasting it. Elegant, well-structured and complex red wine, from the new generation of Rioja wines.
Sight Maroon cherry colour. Dense tear. Nose In the nose, it is a very complex wine, with a medium-high intensity, ripe fruit aromas and aromatic herbs. It expresses minerality. Taste In the mouth, it is tasty, appetizing and well-balanced. Wine with a long finish that leaves a very ripe fruit taste together with balsamic and spiced touches after tasting it. Elegant, well-structured and complex red wine, from the new generation of Rioja wines.
Sight A picota red colour with a red-maroon rim. Dense tears show on the glass. Nose Good complexity, medium-high intensity, with aromas of forest fruits and liqueur, well balanced with notes from its ageing: toasted notes, spices and milky touches. Mineral. Taste On the palate this wine is tasty and very balanced. It's very long in the mouth, leaving a very ripe fruity aftertaste, along with balsamic aromas and spices. An elegant, structured and complex red wine, from the new generation of riojas. 
Sight Cherry colour with violet trims. Medium-high robe. Dense tears. Nose Intense and powerful aromas. At the beginning, it realeases its roasted, smoked, milky and spicy notes (cocoa, vanilla). When it opens up, the red fruit gains in intensity and complexity. Very harmonious.
Taste Very good attack. Powerful and expressive wine with, sweet, silky and meaty mid palate. Good load of fruit (berries), along with good notes of toasted. Balanced and with a marked acidity. Soft tannins. Long and persistent aftertaste filled with lots of toasted and spicy aromas. A very elegant, expressive and powerful wine.
Sight Intense garnet color. Nose The nose is powerful and complex, with aromas of black fruit, cocoa, vanilla and notes of herbs.
Taste Very balanced, sweet, with lots of fruit and some tannins but well-integrated living. Long and persistent.

Ratings

  • Decántalo 93
  • Atkin 94
  • Peñin 96
  • Atkin 94
  • Parker 92
  • Peñin 94
  • Parker 93
  • Peñin 94
  • Parker 92
  • Peñin 95
  • Parker 91
  • Peñin 94
  • Decántalo 93
  • Parker 93
  • Peñin 95
  • Parker 92
  • Parker 93
  • Peñin 94
  • Winespectator 91
  • Decántalo 93
  • Parker 94
  • Peñin 94
  • Winespectator 89
  • Decántalo 92
  • Peñin 93

Ratings for the vintages from D.O.Ca. Rioja

2017 Very good
2016 Very good
2015 Very good
2014 Good
2013 Good
2012 Very good
2011 Excellent
2010 Excellent
2009 Very good
2008 Very good
2007 Very good
2006 Very good
2005 Excellent
2004 Excellent
2003 Good
2002 Good
2001 Excellent
2000 Good
1999 Good
1998 Very good
1997 Good
1996 Very good
1995 Excellent
1994 Excellent
1993 Good
1992 Good
1991 Very good
1990 Good
1989 Good
1988 Good
1987 Very good
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Designation of Origin D.O.Ca. Rioja

Rioja is one of the most important areas of wine production in the world. It has a long history, and exceptional soils and climates. From the Tempranillo and Grenache varieties they make great red wines that are masterfully aged which demonstrates the experience passed from generation to generation.

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