Sierra Cantabria Mágico 2010 and Sierra Cantabria CVC receive League of 99 awards from the Gourmet Wines Guide

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Viñedos y Bodegas Sierra Cantabria boasts 18 wines awarded more than 90 points in the 2019 Guía de Vinos Gourmets

In the 34th edition of the Guía de Vinos Gourmets (Gourmet Wines Guide) 18 labels from Viñedos and Bodegas Sierra Cantabria were placed on the Honour Roll of the Best Wines in Spain, having garnered scores of at least 90/100 points, with 12 of them awarded 95 points or more.

In this edition there were 20 wines that obtained the maximum score awarded by the Guide: 99/100 points, including Sierra Cantabria Mágico 2010 and Sierra Cantabria CVC (2008, 2009 and 2010).

The ‘League of 99’ awards ceremony was held on April 9 in Madrid, where Miguel Ángel Eguren was tapped to pick up these awards for the two new Viñedos y Bodegas Sierra Cantabria wines.


Sierra Cantabria Mágico

MÁGICO. Def. It boasts qualities that make it very attractive and captivating, as it is extraordinary within its genre.

Sierra Cantabria Mágico proceeds from a small vineyard: El Vardallo (also known as Las Sepulturas, or The Tombs) measuring 1.18 hectares, located in San Vicente de la Sonsierra.

It is a vineyard planted and grafted after the phylloxera crisis in the early 20th century, with a wide variety of both red and white grapes. Among the reds, it is 65% Tempranillo, 20% Grenache, 2.5% Graciano, 1% Petit Bouschet, and 1.1%, others. As for its white varieties, it is 4.4% Calagraño, 3.2% Turruntés and 2.8% Viura.

Wine is a world of sensations and emotions that takes us on journeys. As Riojans, we are always seeking genuine and pure wines that transmit their roots: the landscape, culture, tradition, ancestors, family and personal experiences. In this wine, Sierra Cantabria Mágico, all these qualities come together.


Sierra Cantabria CVC

Sierra Cantabria CVC exudes the tradition linked to the authenticity of the vineyard.

Sierra Cantabria CVC was born from the San Pelayo plot: 1.49 hectares located in San Vicente de la Sonsierra, on the slope of the new Viñedos Sierra Cantabria winery.

This vineyard was planted in 1960, with 90% Tempranillo, and 10% other varieties, with only Tempranillo being used to craft this wine.

We started to produce and nurture this wine with a view to creating one that would maintain all that character, complexity, elegance and identity, unique in time. We selected three vintages for this first edition: 2008, 2009 and 2010.

The 2008 vintage is fresh, a wine with vigour and less structure. The 2009 vintage, in contrast, is warm, powerful, full-bodied, and glyceric, with a stunning complexity. From the moment it joined the 2008 vintage, their synthesis demonstrated a greatness far superior to each of them separately, as if they were pieces to a puzzle.

Finally, 2010 is a vintage of balance between the other two, a unique wine of a purity, complexity and finesse that make it unforgettable. The average ageing of the three vintages was 70 months; that is, almost 6 years.


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WINERY WINE AGE SCORE
Señorío de San Vicente, DOCa Rioja San Vicente 2015 97
Sierra Cantabria, DOCa Rioja Murmurón 2017 90
Sierra Cantabria, DOCa Rioja Sierra Cantabria Blanco 2017 90
Sierra Cantabria, DOCa Rioja Sierra Cantabria Gran Reserva 2009 96
Viñedos Sierra Cantabria, DOCa Rioja Sierra Cantabria Mágico 2010 99
Viñedos Sierra Cantabria, DOCa Rioja Sierra Cantabria CVC 99
Viñedos Sierra Cantabria, DOCa Rioja Finca El Bosque 2016 98
Viñedos Sierra Cantabria, DOCa Rioja Amancio 2015 98
Viñedos Sierra Cantabria, DOCa Rioja Sierra Cantabria Colección Privada 2016 95
Viñedos Sierra Cantabria, DOCa Rioja Sierra Cantabria Cuvée 2014 93
Viñedos Sierra Cantabria, DOCa Rioja Sierra Cantabria Organza 2016 91
Viñedos de Páganos, DOCa Rioja Calados del Puntido 2014 94
Viñedos de Páganos, DOCa Rioja El Puntido 2015 96
Viñedos de Páganos, DOCa Rioja La Nieta 2016 98
Teso La Monja, DO Toro Almirez 2016 94
Teso La Monja, DO Toro Victorino 2016 97
Teso La Monja, DO Toro Alabaster 2016 98
Teso La Monja, DO Toro Teso La Monja 2013 98

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