For another year, the ‘Peñín Guide 2021’ has awarded wines from Viñedos y Bodegas Sierra Cantabria top scores, with six wines scoring above 95 points.
On the podium for highest scoring wines, Alabaster 2017, from Teso La Monja – DO Toro, La Nieta 2017, from Viñedos de Páganos, and Finca El Bosque 2017, from Viñedos Sierra Cantabria, all received 97 points. Following closely behind these exceptional wines are Amancio 2016, from Viñedos Sierra Cantabria, and Victorino 2017, from Teso La Monja, both with 96 points. Last on the podium is San Vicente 2016, from Señorío de San Vicente, with 95 points.
With 94 points, there are two wines from the privileged Sonsierra terroir, El Puntido 2017, from Viñedos de Páganos, and Sierra Cantabria Private Collection 2018. Quite close in the ranking, Sierra Cantabria Cuvée 2016 and Organza 2018, two references from Viñedos Sierra Cantabria, received 93 points.
From Teso La Monja winery, Almirez 2018 received 93 points and Románico 2018 91 points.
Without being left behind at 90 points are Murmurón 2019, Sierra Cantabria Rosado 2019, and Sierra Cantabria Blanco 2019, all from Sierra Cantabria winey in DOCa Rioja.
Five generations of winegrowers, with roots in San Vicente de la Sonsierra, have woven a long history of mutual understanding between man and vine, to extract the virtues of a unique variety, the Tempranillo, applying all of the necessary efforts to capture its expressiveness in exceptional wines of the utmost purity and rooted in the terroir.
Marcos Eguren, at the head of the winegrowing side of the business, and Miguel Eguren, who manages as the President of the Group, are leading a project to search for wines that evoke the vineyard, with a lot of versatility and personality. Guillermo, father of the current generation that now holds the reins of the winery group, considers himself above all to be a collector of vineyards. And that is the message received by his sons, who have done an excellent job at looking after the vineyards, showing maximum respect for the fruit in the winery, with their philosophy for obtaining wines that have become modern day classics: wines that stand the test of time, that combine fruit, potency and structure with elegance, freshness and subtlety.