GRAN RESERVA (RED)
D.O. RIBERA DEL DUERO - SPAIN
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:
- Dr. Owen Bargreen, Sept '21 gave 96 points to 2015 Viña Pedrosa Gran Reserva (red). “Rich, decadent and full of life, the 2015 Vina Pedrosa ‘Gran Reserva’ Ribera del Duero is a sensational, full-throttle joyride throughout the drinking experience. The length, density and brightness of the wine is particularly appealing, as intense roasted figs, chocolate cake, orange rind, dark currants, and loamy tilled soils all come together marvelously on the palate. This finesse and exceedingly long finish both add to the enjoyment. Intense to enjoy in its hedonistic youth this complex and delicious ‘Gran Reserva’ will surely live past the twenty year mark — but is every bit delicious in its sinfully good youth..”
-Wine Advocate, June ’21, gave 94 points to 2015 Viña Pedrosa Gran Reserva (red). "The 2015 Viña Pedrosa Gran Reserva seems to be one of the most consistent wines here, aided by the fruit of their old vines and a long élevage in barrel. It’s serious, structured, spicy and polished, with chalky texture of the limestone-rich soils quite noticeable in the finish. It’s elegant and powerful.”
-Vinous Media, Feb ’21, gave 95 points to 2014 Viña Pedrosa Gran Reserva (red). “Dark, bright-rimmed garnet. An expansive bouquet evokes spice-accented blackberry, cherry cola, potpourri and pipe tobacco, along with a subtle vanilla undertone and a smoky mineral flourish. Sweet and energetic in the mouth, offering pliant red and blue fruit preserve, spicecake, mocha and floral pastille flavors that deepen and become firmer on the back half. Finishes extremely long and focused, with resonating florality, fine-grained tannins and lingering spiciness.“