Celebration of ‘La Única’ tasting at Pagos del Rey
Last July, the tasting prior to the launching of the fourth edition of ‘La Única’ was held in our Pagos del Rey – Ribera Duero winery. An exclusive wine that combines the elegance of Rioja wines, the power of Toro and the structure of Ribera del Duero.
‘La Única’ is a team effort intended to create an exclusive and different wine. At the same time, it enables all Pagos del Rey Wineries to exchange ways of making high-quality wines. Each Winery has selected a particular wine from their respective Designation of Origin. The characteristics have been considered according to vineyard origin, winemaking type, choice of oak, cooper, level of toasting and ageing period. This work requires not only profound technical knowledge but also knowledge of the area in which the wine is made.
Our winemakers selected eight samples from the 2018 vintage and one from 2019 with a shorter ageing period, to contribute a fruitier note. The barrels used for the ageing of these wines are all Medium Intense Toast. One or two fillings have been carried out in all of them, and the average number of ageing days has been 360.
It is important to emphasise that a highly qualified group of tasters participated in the event. Relevant figures from the world of wine and some of the most important journalists in the sector such as José Peñín, María Isabel Mijares and Juan Fernández Cuesta. The tasting, coordinated by a team of fifteen people, was held in parallel via a video conference with the most important countries in the development of exports, including Germany, England, China, Japan and the United States.
This IV Edition of ‘La Única’ will once again feature the exclusive label designed by the renowned Argentinian artist, Mariano Rinaldi Goñi. He designed the original labels of ‘La Única’. In point of fact, the name comes from his idea: during the first edition of this very special wine, of manually customising each of the labels.