Pricum Paraje de El Santo

"High-pitched red fruits and flowers on the nose, with a sexy Asian spice quality and a hint of minerals; smells like a high-class Burgundy." —
Josh Raynolds, Vinous Media
Appellation
Tierra de Leon D.O.
Grape(s)
100% Prieto Picudo, from a single, 80-year-old plot
Altitude/Soil
800 meters / iron-rich red clay
Farming Methods
Practicing Organic
Harvest
Hand harvested into small boxes
Production
Hand sorted bunches were fermented in temperature controlled oak vats, 40% whole cluster, 60 days of skin contact
Aging
Aged for 19 months in French oak barrels
Suggested Retail Price
$69
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Pricum Paraje de El Santo 2007
92 (IWC) 90+ (RP)
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92 Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar "Glass-staining ruby. High-pitched red fruits and flowers on the nose, with a sexy Asian spice quality and a hint of minerals; smells like a high-class Burgundy. Silky in texture and alluringly sweet, with deep but lively raspberry and cherry flavors and strong mineral cut. Very precise, tangy wine with refreshing back-end energy and a lingering floral note. Reportedly from vines over 80 years of age, planted higher than 800 meters." Issue #152 – Sept/Oct 2010
90+ The Wine Advocate "The purple-colored 2007 Paraje de El Santo is 100% Prieto Picudo from a single 80-year-old vineyard aged for 19 months in French oak. The nose is a bit muted and the wine is not as complex as the Prieto Picudo cuvee. It seems taciturn and unexpressive at the moment but it may simply need time because the raw materials appear to be first class. The Pricum wines are produced by Bodegas Maragon who specialize in working with Prieto Picudo, an indigenous variety that has been winning significant attention recently. The wines are made by none other than Raul Perez."

Issue # 188 - April 2010

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