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:
-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.“
-Wine & Spirits Magazine, Jun ’20, gave 92 points to 2012 Viña Pedrosa Gran Reserva (red). - “Based in Pedrosa de Duero, northwest of Roa, the Pérez Pascuas family produces estate-grown wines from their 333 acres of vines. This gran reserva includes 10 percent cabernet sauvignon, adding a fragrant, herbal note to the cool, sleek fruit. Age lends an autumnal tone to the blueberry notes and gamey scents. It’s generous, supple and clean.”
-A View From The Cellar, March ‘20 gave 93 points to 2012 Viña Pedrosa Gran Reserva (red). “The 2012 Viña Pedrosa “Gran Reserva” from Bodegas Hermanos Pérez Pascuas has a cépages of ninety percent tempranillo and ten percent cabernet sauvignon. The wine offers up a beautifully black fruity aromatic constellation of cassis, black plums, nutmeg, cigar smoke, dark soil tones, just a hint of clove and a well-done framing of new oak (both French and American). On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and beautifully detailed, with a lovely core of fruit, fine soil signature, ripe, suave tannins and outstanding length and grip on the complex and very promising finish. At age eight, this is just starting to show a bit of velvetiness on the attack, but is not yet at its apogee and will be even better with another four to five years in the cellar to allow those backend tannins to fall away a bit more. First class Ribera del Duero.”