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

Grapes: 90% Tinto Fino (Tempranillo), 10% Cabernet Sauvignon. Very limited production, old plots 60-65 years old.

Soil: Sand, Clay and Limestone.

Vinification: Grapes are hand harvested, de-stemmed and pressed. Long maceration about 28 days on skins. Temperature controlled fermentation done in stainless steel.

Aging: 1 year in 225L French Allier barriques, 1 year in American Oak, 50% new oak. After that there remains a minimum 36 months in bottle before release, excellent longevity (12 - 15 years).

Nose: Very complex to the nose. Elegant aging bouquet.

Taste: Wide, ripe tannins, opulent, mouth-filling, good structure. Elegant tones of aging in wood are manifested with spicy hints present.

Color: Clean, significantly deep, dark cherry red with hints of carmine and light tawny hues, having a lively, youthful glow. 

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

This wine is only made in the best vintages when the grapes are perfectly healthy and achieve good balance between ripeness and freshness. Grapes are handpicked from the estate vineyards specific plots and older vines.

Talking About the Wines:

-A View from the Cellar, March '23 gave 94 points to 2016 Viña Pedrosa Gran Reserva (red). “The Viña Pedrosa “Gran Reserva” bottling Bodegas Pérez Pascuas is raised in fifty percent new oak for two years, with the first year spent in French casks and the second in American oak barrels. The 2016 version is the new release from the estate, coming in at 14.5 percent alcohol and delivering a refined aromatic constellation of black plums, black cherries, cigar wrapper, dark soil tones, fresh nutmeg, cocoa powder, a touch of road tar and a lovely framing of new oak. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied, focused and very complex, with a superb core of fruit, fine soil undertow, ripe, buried tannins and a very long, poised and impeccably balanced finish. At seven years of age this wine is starting to soften up, but it is still a fairly youthful bottle and could do with a bit more time alone in the cellar to really unleash all of its potential.”

-Wine Adovcate, Jan '23 gave 95 points to 2016 Viña Pedrosa Gran Reserva (red).  “They are one of the few still using the Gran Reserva designation, and the 2016 Viña Pedrosa Gran Reserva shows textbook aromas of truffles and forest floor, earthy and spicy with notes of noble woods and a touch of soy sauce. It has a powerful palate with abundant but fine-grained and polished tannins after having spent two years in barrel and another couple of years in bottle.”

-Dr. Owen Bargreen, Sept '22 gave 94 points to 2016 Viña Pedrosa Gran Reserva (red).  “Dense, chewy and downright delicious, the intense 2016 ‘Gran Reserva’ by Vina Pedrosa opens with coffee grounds and worn leather notes that combine with freshly tilled soils on the nose. The palate is intense and heady with deep tannins that frame a beautiful core of black currants, tar, and espresso grounds. Gorgeous now at the six year mark, this beauty will easily cellar for another fifteen years.”

-Wine & Spirits Magazine, July '22 gave 93 points to 2015 Viña Pedrosa Gran Reserva (red).  "From 60-year-old bush vines at Viña Pedrosa, this wine rested the first two years of its life in American and French barrels, then subsequent years in bottle. That aging has taken the tannins to a gentle richness, even as the fruit retains its freshness—luscious blue fruit with the woodland fragrance of blue-foot mushrooms—dark, savory and ready to drink.”

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