|Subregion||Spain > Rioja|
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One year ago, I tasted this as a barrel sample when it was still young and undeveloped, juicy and with plenty of baby fat. And now tasted from bottle, the 2020 Viña El Pisón has turned into a serious wine despite 2020 being a more approachable vintage with more fruit, but still has a remarkable tannic structure. It's elegant, austere and subtle, with a very long aftertaste, and the strength here is the mouthfeel. It's both powerful and ethereal, with stunning balance. They finally bottled it after the normal élevage, and the idea is to perhaps bottle it before was abandoned, as they realized what seemed like a more fragile vintage at first also benefitted from the élevage. 6,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in June 2022.
The 2020 Viña El Pisón was initially closed and ungiving but revealed a more fruit-driven wine as it opened up in the glass after no less than 20 minutes. This is young and undeveloped, juicy and with plenty of baby fat. Despite being a more approachable vintage with more fruit, it still has a remarkable tannic structure. They believe they are going to bottle the 2020s sooner than later to keep this freshness of fruit before it fades.