The ‘2022 Peñín Guide’ has approved the new vintages of the wines from Viñedos y Bodegas Sierra Cantabria granting top ratings, with six wines boasting scores over 95 points.
On the podium for highest scored wine, ‘Alabaster 2018’, from Teso La Monja – DO Toro, received 98 points!
‘La Nieta 2018’, from Viñedos de Páganos, and ‘Finca El Bosque 2018’, from Viñedos Sierra Cantabria, both received 97 points. Following closely behind these exceptional wines are ‘Amancio 2017’, from Viñedos Sierra Cantabria, and ‘Victorino 2018’, from Teso La Monja, both with 96 points. Last on the podium is ‘San Vicente 2017’, 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’ from Viñedos y Bodegas Sierra Cantabria , and form Teso La Monja ‘Almirez 2019’ also received 94 points.
Quite close in the ranking we find four wines: ‘Calados del Puntido 2017’ from Viñedos de Páganos, ‘Sierra Cantabria Cuvée 2017’, ‘Organza 2019’, both references from Viñedos Sierra Cantabria, and ‘Sierra Cantabria Gran Reserva 2011’ all received 93 points.
Without being left behind with 92 points: ‘XF Sierra Cantabria 2020’, ‘Sierra Cantabria Reserva 2015’, ‘Sierra Cantabria Garnacha 2017’ and ‘Sierra Cantabria Crianza 2018’ 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 to 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 in search of wines that evoke the vineyard, with loads 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.