21 wines from Viñedos and Bodegas Sierra Cantabria were awarded more than 90 points in the 2020 Proensa Guide.
In this edition (2020) of the Proensa Guide the Eguren family’s latest vintages garnered high scores, with fourteen wines receiving over 95 points. At the top of the podium is Amancio 2016 , in this edition once again boasting the maximum score of 100 points, which it has received multiple times, for its 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011 and 2010 vintages. It is an emblematic family wine made with Tempranillo grapes from La Veguilla vineyard, and named for the clan’s great grandfather, the first generation.
Following it very closely, with 99 points, are Teso La Monja 2016, and Alabaster 2017, from the Teso La Monja (Toro D.O.) winery; La Nieta 2017, from Viñedos de Páganos (DOCa Rioja); Finca El Bosque 2017, from Viñedos Sierra Cantabria (DOCa Rioja); and San Vicente 2016 (DOCa Rioja), from Señorío de San Vicente.
With 98 points is the Eguren family’s latest gem, Sierra Cantabria Mágico 2016, from the Viñedos Sierra Cantabria (DOCa Rioja) winery, proceeding from a small vineyard, El Vardallo, sown after the phylloxera crisis at the beginning of the 20th century, with a wide range of varieties of both reds and whites. The reds are produced with 65% Tempranillo, 20% Grenache, 2.5% Graciano, 1% Petit Bouschet, and 1.1% other grapes. The white varieties are made with 4.4% Calagraño, 3.2% Turruntés and 2.8% Viura (Macabeo).
With the same score, Victorino 2017, belonging to the Teso La Monja (Toro D.O.) winery is among the top-ranked wines.
Sierra Cantabria Segunda Edición (second edition) also stands at the top of the list, with 97 points. This wine proceeds from the 1.49-hectare San Pelayo vineyard located in San Vicente de la Sonsierra, on the side of the new Viñedos Sierra Cantabria winery, planted in 1960 (100% Tempranillo). Sierra Cantabria CVC Segunda Edición is a blend of three vintages: 2006, 2008 and 2011.
They are followed, with 97 points, by El Puntido 2016 from Viñedos de Páganos (DOCa Rioja); and Sierra Cantabria Private Collection 2017, from Viñedos Sierra Cantabria (DOCa Rioja).
|TESO LA MONJA||Alabaster||2017||99|
|TESO LA MONJA||Teso La Monja||2016||99|
|TESO LA MONJA||Victorino||2017||98|
|TESO LA MONJA||Almirez||2017||92|
|TESO LA MONJA||Románico||2017||91|
|SEÑORÍO DE SAN VICENTE||San Vicente||2016||99|
|SIERRA CANTABRIA||Sierra Cantabria Garnacha||2016||93|
|SIERRA CANTABRIA||Sierra Cantabria Reserva||2013||91|
|SIERRA CANTABRIA||Sierra Cantabria Rosado||2018||90|
|SIERRA CANTABRIA||Sierra Cantabria Crianza||2016||90|
|VIÑEDOS DE PÁGANOS||La Nieta||2017||99|
|VIÑEDOS DE PÁGANOS||El Puntido||2016||97|
|VIÑEDOS DE PÁGANOS||Calados del Puntido||2015||96|
|Viñedos SIERRA CANTABRIA||Sierra Cantabria CVC 2ª Edición||·||97|
|Viñedos SIERRA CANTABRIA||Amancio||2016||100|
|Viñedos SIERRA CANTABRIA||Finca El Bosque||2017||99|
|Viñedos SIERRA CANTABRIA||Sierra Cantabria Colección Privada||2017||97|
|Viñedos SIERRA CANTABRIA||Sierra Cantabria Mágico||2016||98|
|Viñedos SIERRA CANTABRIA||Sierra Cantabria Organza||2018||95|
|Viñedos SIERRA CANTABRIA||Sierra Cantabria Cuvée||2015||95|
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.