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Peñin score october 2016

Eighteen wines received more than 90 points, and six rose to the podium of honor, with scores of over 95 points.

This new edition of the Peñín Guide features more wines than ever in its history, with 11,500 sampled. This year the Guide’s podium, reserved for truly exceptional wines awarded more than 95 points, saw more labels than in the last edition.

On this unique oenological Olympus there are six wines by Viñedos y Bodegas Sierra Cantabria, with Alabaster 2013 standing at the very top, with 97 points. Very close to this stellar wine, with 96 points, is La Nieta 2013, Amancio 2012, San Vicente 2012 and Victorino 2013. Rounding out the podium is Finca El Bosque 2013, with 95 points.

Eighteen wines from the Eguren family, hailing from Sierra Cantabria, posted scores well above 90 points, in both the Rioja and Toro D.O.s; El Puntido 2013 by Viñedos de Páganos garnered 94 points, along with Sierra Cantabria Gran Reserva 2005 and Sierra Cantabria Cuvée 2012.

Multiple wines boasted scores of 93 points: Almirez 2014, Organza 2014, Colección Privada 2013, Sierra Cantabria Reserva 2010 and Sierra Cantabria Garnacha 2012 / 2013.

ALABASTER AND TORO TERRITORY

The Rioja-based family boasts more than 100 hectares of vineyards in the Toro D.O., sown in the localities of Valdefinjas, Toro and Villabuena del Puente, steeped in 130 years of history in the case of the vineyards designated for the production of Alabaster and Teso La Monja. Here Marcos and Miguel Eguren work fresher, clayey soils with limestone veins in the subsoil, setting them apart from those characterizing their previous project in Numantia. Their current vineyards also have more gravel on the surface, are oriented northwards, and feature longer growing seasons. All these characteristics guarantee the maintenance of their special identity, freshness, and elegance.

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The family’s wine-growing project in La Rioja and Toro aims to produce wines that evoke the character of the winery, defined by its versatility and pronounced identity. Marcos and Miguel Eguren, along with their father Guillermo and the new generation, represented by Eduardo Eguren, have striven for excellence in the care they have shown the vineyard and their great respect for the fruit in its cellars, to turn out wines qualifying as new classics. Wines that endure over time, fusing fruit, potency and structure with elegance, freshness and subtlety.

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