Red Wine El Puntido 2017

Crianza red wine from Rioja. Varietal old-vines Tempranillo aged for 16 months in new French oak barrels and for 6 months in diposits.
Crianza. 22 Months in distinct containers
Percentage of Alcohol: 14.5º
Bottle size: 75 cl
D.O.: Rioja
Grapes Varieties: Tempranillo,
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Availability: In stock

Product Description

Produced by the Viñedos de Páganos winery, El Puntido is sourced from a single parcel of Tempranillo vines. A 25-hectare vineyard with clay-limestone soils, El Puntido was planted in 1975 at roughly 600 metres above sea level, in the heart of DOCa Rioja.

After a meticulous harvest carried out in October, followed by an exacting selection process, the grapes were destemmed and underwent a pre-fermentation maceration that lasted for 3 days at a constant 6 ºC. During that process, gentle pump-overs and punch-downs were performed on a regular basis.

The alcoholic fermentation of this Spanish red wine was carried out for a period of 10 days at 28-30ºC, with 2-3 pump-overs performed daily.

Then El Puntido 2017 was macerated for 8 days and then it transferred into new French oak barrels, where it completed malolactic fermentation and was aged for 16 months.

Finally, this Crianza red wine was aged for 6 months in diposits before being bottled.

It is advisable to decant this red wine from La Rioja at least 40 minutes before drinking.

This wine should have a long life in the bottle.

Additional Information
Additional Information

The red wine El Puntido is deep purple with a garnet rim.


Impressive aromatic intensity, with aromas of blackberries, amarena cherries and crème de cassis. As this Tempranillo from Rioja Alavesa opens it shows nuanced balsamic remembrances, some mineral notions and hints of black earth, truffles and tar, combined with vanilla, clove and cardamom.


Full of volume, meaty and palate-coating. This wine of Viñedos de Páganos de Sierra Cantabria suggests flavourful wild berries entwined with balsamic notes, mineral remembrances and a cedary and peppery note. Very good acidity, bold tannins and long, elegant finish. Still young, with real potential for improvement.

Our personal opinion

The exuberant El Puntido 2017 is a first-class red wine. The Eguren family really have a knack for Tempranillo.


El Puntido 2015:

Enterwine 93. Peñín 96. Tim Atkin 95. J. Suckling 95. Parker 93.

El Puntido 2014:

Enterwine 94. Peñín 94. Parker 92. Guía Proensa 97. Guía Gourmets 97. Anuario de vinos El País 94.

El Puntido 2013:

Enterwine 94. Peñín 94. Parker 93.

El Puntido 2012:

Enterwine 94. Peñín 95.

El Puntido  2011:

Parker 91. Peñín 95.

El Puntido 2010:

Parker 95, Peñín 95.

Year 2017
Type Red
D.O. Rioja
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 16-18ºC
Should this wine be decanted? 40-60 minutes before serving
Ageing Crianza
Type of ageing Months in distinct containers
Number of months aged in Barrels 22
Enterwine's Score 93
Media rating 93
Mono-Varietal Tempranillo
Pairings Bull meat, Civet, Cooked foods, Cured cheeses, Red meat with gravy, Roasted foods, Specialty Spanish prosciutto
Taste Complex and Elegant, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes
Occasion A special occasion, Because you deserve it, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, To bring to an engagement
2 Reviews
a work of beauty
If you're looking for depth and age-worthiness, stop and look no further. This is your wine.
Review by (Posted on 6 November 2018)
Awe-inspiring. Pure greatness...
Review by (Posted on 5 June 2018)
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