Tim Atkin’s Rioja Special Report Ranks Us Amongst the Top 100 Riojas Once Again

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Sierra Cantabria Mágico 2010, Sierra Cantabria CVC and La Nieta 2015 stand among the Top 100 in this third edition on Rioja wines.

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For the third consecutive year the British master of wine Tim Atkin released his Rioja Special Report, featuring a new ranking in which he upholds his dedication to recognising the work of wineries committed to the cultivation of their own vineyards.

In this regard, Atkin places Rioja wineries in five categories, as in Bordeaux, with Viñedos de Páganos and Sierra Cantabria classed in “First Growths.”

In the 2018 edition of the work the connoisseur once again offers a classification of the best wines of the year in La Rioja, where Sierra Cantabria Mágico 2010 ranks at the top, with 96 points, along with La Nieta 2015. Sierra Cantabria CVC, with 95 points, is also part of these elite few in the Top 100.

Amancio 2014, Finca El Bosque 2015, Sierra Cantabria Colección Privada 2015, El Puntido 2014 and Sierra Cantabria Organza 2016 also appear on the list, with 94 points each, closely followed by San Vicente 2014, with 93.

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A viticulture heritage

Five generations of winemakers, their roots in San Vicente de la Sonsierra, have woven a saga of complicity between man and vineyard, drawing out all the potential of a unique variety, Tempranillo, going to every length necessary to transmit its expressiveness through a set of exceptional wines of the highest purity and identification with the terroir.

Marcos Eguren, heading up the oenological work, and Miguel Eguren in management, oversee a project dedicated to a quest for wines that evoke the vineyard, of great versatility and pronounced personality. Guillermo, the father of the current generation holding the wine group’s reins, considers himself, above all, a collector of vineyards. And his sons have understood this role, with their philosophy firmly grounded in excellent care for the vineyard and the utmost respect for the winery’s fruit, to produce wines constituting new classics. Wines that endure over time, combining fruit, strength and structure with elegance, freshness and subtlety.

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