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VIÑA PEDROSA "LA NAVILLA"
RESERVA (RED)
D.O. RIBERA DEL DUERO - SPAIN

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

Grapes: 100% Tinto Fino (Tempranillo). 

Soil: Limestone, Chalk and Clay.

Vineyard: Single vineyard, La Navilla. Highest elevation, more Limestone soils that add minerality.

Vinification: Grapes are hand harvested, de-stemmed and pressed. Long maceration about 26 days on skins. Temperature controlled fermentation done in stainless steel.  

Aging: 20 months in 225L French Oak Allier barrels, 1/3 new oak. After that remains a minimum of 12 months in bottle before released.

Nose: Dark cherry, figs, stewed berries, vanilla, rich leather and cocoa.

Taste:  Good structure, earthy with concentrated black fruits and plum, noble tannins.

Color: Bright red, viscous, and deep ruby center.

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

 

La Navilla is Bodegas Hnos Perez Pascuas highest vineyard, which sits 2,700 feet above sea level. The vines found on this vineyard average 30 years old. This is an exceptional terroir, where the authentic clone of Tinto Fino, grafted from the old vineyards of the Pérez Pascuas brothers, reaches its maximum extent and singularity.

Talking About the Wines:

-Dr. Owen Bargreen, Sept ‘22 gave 91 points to 2018 Viña Pedrosa Reserva “La Navilla” (red).  "The 2018 ‘La Navilla Reserva’ offers dried cherry and black raspberry notes on the palate, with refined tannins and excellent length. Finishing with stony minerals and ripe dark fruits, this is beautiful wine to consume now and over the next eight years. "

-The Wine Panel, June ‘22 gave 91 points to 2017 Viña Pedrosa Reserva “La Navilla” (red).  “Make no mistake about it, this is a big, intense wine from the hot "newer" wine region of Ribera Del Duero in Central Spain. This release is from a family project created by 3 brothers over 40 years ago using only their own estate fruit, with most vines at least 25 years old. For those who think a wine made from 100% Tempranillo will be medium-bodied, think again. Abundant, ripe dark fruits along with a masculine tannin structure that is impactful from the first sip. While after a half glass or more you get used the intensity of this wine, for many it might be better enjoyed with a hearty meal of wild game or robust, earthy cheeses. Big time flavors of blackberry, dark plum, and cassis, with a smokey, meaty kind of element as well. If you like it big, you found your next best friend.’

-Wine Advocate, June ‘21 gave 91 points to 2017 Viña Pedrosa Reserva “La Navilla” (red). "There is more noticeable oak in the 2017 Viña Pedrosa La Navilla Reserva, and the palate is quite tannic and a little dried out.  It comes from the vines that surround the winery and matured exclusively in French oak barriques for 20 months.”