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PÉREZ PASCUAS GRAN SELECCIÓN
GRAN RESERVA (RED)
D.O. RIBERA DEL DUERO - SPAIN

Region/ Sub-Region: Spain, Castillo y Leon, Ribera del Duero.

Grapes: 100% Tinto Fino (Tempranillo). Single vineyard called Valtareña with 87-year-old vines.

Soil: Sand, Clay and Limestone.

Vinification: Grapes are hand harvested, de-stemmed and pressed. Long maceration about 28 days on skins. Alcohol fermentation is done in stainless steel. Racked and malo is in barriques.

Aging: 26 months in 225L French and American Oak 50% new. After that there remains a minimum of at least 4 years bottle aging before release.

Nose: Complex aroma, blending primary notes of red currants, and licorice, with numerous spicy, and mineral hints.

Taste: Lively, with marked nerve, and very fine tannins. Beautiful structure, powerful, and very well balanced. Noticeable persistence.

Color: Intense red, with dark cherry hues, and a pomegranate rim, evident of a very slow, positive development. Beautiful, very intense.

Gastronomy: Pairs very well with lamb, game meats, and steaks over an open flame or charcoal.

This wine is the result of choice grapes from vines averaging 87 years old. Mauro Pérez, a wise man with a deep love of his land, was born surrounded by the vines of Pedrosa de Duero. He tilled the vineyards and planted the vines that are the source of this unique wine. The old, crooked vines in the Valtarreña Estate are filled with many virtues acquired throughout their long life, producing grapes of exceptional quality. The family's wine offers supreme quality at its highest exponent.

Talking About the Wines:

-Wine & Spirits Magazine, July ’22, gave 93 points to 2015 Pérez Pascuas Gran Selección, Gran Reserva (red).- “This is the Pérez Pascuas family’s top selection from its vineyard, from bush vines that have been growing in clay-limestone soils for 80 years or more. Aged for 26 months in American and French oak barrels, then the subsequent years in bottle, it takes hours and days to fully emerge. When first opened, it’s a dense black wine, what Whitney Asher of Brava in Lenox, Mass., described as “ripe with alcohol, but it hangs together, for a steak and six dudes.” As the power of the gravelly tannins begins to relent, the purity of the fruit comes forward, turning the bitterness of those tannins toward savory complexity and perfume. Built for the cellar.”

-Wine Advocate, Jun ’21, gave 96 points to 2015 Pérez Pascuas Gran Selección, Gran Reserva (red). "I love the super elegant 2015 Pérez Pascuas Gran Selección Gran Reserva, which follows the steps of their best vintages, only produced in exceptional years.  It’s produced with Tempranillo grapes from 85-year-old vines on limestone and clay soils, that delivered low yields of 17 hectoliters per hectare.  It fermented with a selection of their own yeasts and matured in barrel for 26 months.  The oak feels very integrated, and the time in bottle (it was bottled in March 2018) has polished the tannins.  It feels very complex and balanced and seems to be evolving at a slow pace.”