Region/ Sub-Region: Spain, Castillo y Leon, Ribera del Duero.
Grapes: 90% Tinto Fino (Tempranillo), 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, very limited production, vines are 30 - 50 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 18 months in bottle before release.
Nose: Spices, smoke, licorice, and light hints of truffles.
Taste: Noble tannins with concentrated, very intense flavors, powerful, robust, and wide, very serious, with great character.
Color: Intense ruby red with purple hues and blue reflections.
Gastronomy: Pairs very well with lamb, game meats, and steaks over an open flame or charcoal.
This wine is made solely from the best vintages. Grapes are handpicked from the estate vineyards specific plots.
VIÑA PEDROSA RESERVA
D.O. RIBERA DEL DUERO - SPAIN
Talking About the Wines:
- Dr. Owen Bargreen, Sept '21 gave 94 points to 2016 Viña Pedrosa Reserva. “Every bit outstanding, the 2016 Vina Pedrosa ‘Reserva’ Ribera del Duero is absolutely captivating to enjoy now at the five year mark. Once on the nose this takes on burnt cherry with pomegranate seed, toasty oak and shades of menthol. Full-bodied and dense, the earthy undertones really add to the enjoyment as firm tannins hold in place a delightful core of red and dark fruits with chocolate accents. Expressive, lively and light on its feet, the beautiful 2016 Vina Pedrosa ‘Reserva’ Ribera del Duero will cellar well over the next fifteen to twenty years.”
-Wine Advocate, Jun ’21 gave 93 points to 2017 Viña Pedrosa Reserva. "The 2017 Viña Pedrosa Reserva feels quite harmonious and fresh for a challenging and warm vintage like 2017. It represents their classical house style with ripe Tempranillo fruit, integrated oak and a polished and sleek palate where all of the components feel very much in sync. It’s medium to full-bodied with very fine tannins.”
-Vinous Media, Feb ’21 gave 94 points to 2016 Viña Pedrosa Reserva. “Dark, glistening ruby. A highly perfumed bouquet evokes cherry preserves, incense, vanilla and candied flowers, and a spicy accent adds energetic lift. Stains the palate with spice- and smoke-laced red and blue fruit liqueur, cola and floral pastille flavors; an undercurrent of juicy acidity provides lift and focus. Youthfully grippy tannins build through the impressively long finish, which repeats the cherry, smoke and floral notes.”