Vinedos de Paganos "El Puntido" Gran Reserva, Rioja, Spain, 2006

Vinedos de Paganos "El Puntido" Gran Reserva, Rioja, Spain, 2006 - Merchant of Wine

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Overview of the Wine

The goal of El Puntido Gran Reserva is to express the mineral expression of this unique single vineyard. The single vineyard wines of Viñedos de Páganos represent the terrain that the vineyards are planted on. El Puntido Gran Reserva is the result of a selection for the fruit from the lowest yielding vines. The grapes are rigorously sorted and destemmed by hand, berry by berry.

Winemaking:Traditional elaboration. Completely destemmed. Pre-fermentative cold maceration at 6° C. Temperature controlled fermentation in open top fermenters with selected indigenous yeast. Post-fermentative maceration for twelve days. Transferred to 100% new Bordelaise French Oak barrels for malolactic fermentation.

Grape / Blend

Tempranillo

Origin

Páganos-Laguardia, La Rioja

95 Points - James Suckling
A lot of black tea and earthy character. Dark and powerful with considerable tannins for a Rioja of this age. Long, imposing finish.

92 Points - Wine Spectator
This rich red delivers a mouthful of black currant fruit, with strong notes of espresso, tar and mineral. Full-bodied, backed by muscular tannins and balsamic acidity. A modern style. Drink now through 2026.

92 Points - Wine Enthusiast
This burly Rioja opens with charred, burnt aromas of grilled beef, black coffee and lemon peel. Give it time to breathe and it becomes more fruity and friendly even as it shows grabby, hard tannins. Baked, brawny, herbal flavors of blackberry and toast finish spicy, with a coffee reprise. Drink through 2025. - Michael Schachner


Product size: 750ml

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