The Eguren family strove to produce a world class wine from the miniscule Finca La Nieta, a vineyard with shallower, poorer soils, and a superior microclimate than the neighboring El Puntido vineyard. The product is Viñedos de Páganos’ flagship wine, La Nieta. The Eguren family wanted to use this vineyard to display the subtlety and elegance that Tempranillo can represent, and they have achieved this with La Nieta.
100% Tempranillo coming from the vineyard Finca La Nieta planted in 1975.
Located at the foot of the Sierra Cantabria, this area is characterized by an Atlantic climate that is moderated by the Sierra. Destemmed by hand, berry by berry, with a rigorous selection of every grape. Cold maceration pre-fermentation. Fermentation in 1000L open top oak vats with selected indigenous yeast. Total maceration is 21 days. Malolactic fermentation in new Bordelaise French Oak barrels.
Aged 18 months in new Bordelaise French Oak barrels. Racked every four months.
"A minerally red, with subtle notes of fresh loamy earth, smoke and iron interwoven with flavors of mulled cherry, tea rose, dried fig and balsamico herbs and spices. Reveals a rich, expressive tapestry of flavors wrapped around firm, fine-grained tannins and orange peel acidity. Long, fragrant finish." - 94 points, Wine Spectator
Producer: Viñedos de Páganos
Region: La Rioja
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