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 '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.”
-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.”