VIÑA PEDROSA "LA NAVILLA"
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:
-A View from the Cellar, March ‘23 gave 92 points to 2018 Viña Pedrosa Reserva “La Navilla” (red). “The La Navilla vineyard is Bodegas Pérez Pascuas’ highest elevation vineyard, sitting at eight hundred and twenty-five meters above sea level. The tempranillo vines here range up to forty years of age and the wine is raised entirely in French oak for twenty months prior to bottling. It is then given another year and a half of bottle aging in the cellar prior to release. The wine is really starting to blossom at five years of age, with a refined aromatic constellation of red and black cherries, cigar smoke, cloves, cocoa powder, a lovely base of soil tones and cedary Allier oak. On the palate the wine is pure, full-bodied and nicely ripe, with a lovely core of fruit, excellent soil signature, ripe, well-integrated tannins and fine focus and grip on the long, well-balanced and complex finish.”
-Wine Advocate, Jan ‘23 gave 92 points to 2019 Viña Pedrosa Reserva “La Navilla” (red). “The youngest of the two vintages I tasted of the single-vineyard La Navilla, the 2019 Viña Pedrosa La Navilla Reserva was produced with the grapes from the vines that surrounded the winery in the village of Pedrosa de Duero. This has a slightly more modern and more generously oaked profile with spicy and smoky aromas after 20 months in French oak barrels. Despite having similar parameters, this comes from a warm and dry year and shows little riper and headier and has a slightly more rustic personality and abundant tannins.”
-Wine Advocate, Jan ‘23 gave 92 points to 2018 Viña Pedrosa Reserva “La Navilla” (red). “The 2018 Viña Pedrosa La Navilla Reserva shows unusually ripe and heady for a cooler year like 2018. But sometimes in the cooler years the grapes ripen more slowly and more thoroughly and the wines come through as earthier and a little more rustic. 30,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in September 2021.”
-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. "