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:
-Vinous Media, Feb ‘21 gave 93 points to 2015 Viña Pedrosa Reserva “La Navilla” (red). “Opaque ruby. Ripe red berries, cherry, allspice and vanilla on the deeply perfumed nose; a smoky mineral nuance adds vibrancy and energetic lift. Palate-coating raspberry liqueur, bitter cherry and spicecake flavors develop a floral pastille nuance on the back half. Youthfully chewy and precise, finishing with powerful floral-driven thrust, a repeating vanilla note and mounting tannins. Aged for 20 months in new and used French oak barrels.”
-A View From The Cellar, March ‘20 gave 93 points to 2016 Viña Pedrosa Reserva “La Navilla” (red). “The 2015 Viña Pedrosa “La Navilla” Reserva is composed entirely of tempranillo and is an outstanding example of this fine vintage. The bouquet is deep and youthfully complex, wafting from the glass in a blend of plums, red and black cherries, fresh nutmeg, a hint of clove, a fine base of soil tones, cigar wrapper and a judicious framing of new oak. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied, focused and nascently complex, with a lovely core of fruit, excellent soil signature, ripe, well-integrated tannins and a long, vibrant and classy young finish. This comes in listed at 14.5 percent octane, but seems cooler to my palate, due to its simply impeccable balance. This will want a bit of time in the cellar to really blossom, but it is going to be outstanding!”
-The Wine Advocate, December '19 gave 93 points to 2016 Viña Pedrosa "La Navilla" Reserva. "The single-vineyard 2016 Viña Pedrosa La Navilla Reserva was produced with the grapes from the vines that surround the winery in the village of Pedrosa de Duero. It shows some spicy smoky aromas after 20 months in French oak barrels. It has some austerity and, when tasted next to the regular Viña Pedrosa Reserva from the same year, revealed a slightly more rustic personality and abundant tannins."