94 points Wine Advocate
“The 2009 Vina El Pison is born from 67-year-old vines within a real clos rather than the fictitious ones that abound. I could be pedantic and separate it from Juan Carlos- wines under the Artadi umbrella, but like my predecessor, I will include it here. The 2009 has a fresh, floral, Margaux-like bouquet with fine delineation and intensity. The palate is full-bodied with an almost impenetrable carapace of licorice-tinged black fruits, minerals, citrus peel and a powerful, sensual finish. Perhaps impressive more than pleasurable (at the moment), this behemoth will need a decade in the cellar before it will shine. Drink 2022-2040.
by Neal Martin, Issue #200, August 2012
--The Wine Advocate”
”Viña el Pison is located in Laguardia, facing southeast. From this vineyard we produce a wine, almost mythical, with an identity and personality bound to the environment.
It covers an area of 2.4 Has, is situated in a small hollow, protected by a natural barrier of stones and lies in sandy limestone rock. The soils have a strong structure and their composition is poor.
Lime and clay soils allow the development of the vineyard with regulated quantities of water and minerals during the growth cycle.
This family vineyard was planted in 1945 by our grandfather Jenaro San Pedro Carrera. Since 1991 we have cultivated its grapes to create a wine which reflects the exclusivity and peculiarities of the microclimate and the soils.
The Pison vineyard produces a wine which is a reflection of the knowledge of our ancestors and our passion to keep the spirit of the vineyard alive.
The balance of natural elements results in a wine full of fine fruits, delicate spices, mineral hints and silky tannins.
Viña el Pison is a wine full of body and character, elegant, with depth and complex sensations.”