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:
-Dr. Owen Bargreen, Oct ‘21 gave 92 points to 2016 Viña Pedrosa Reserva “La Navilla” (red). “Rich and intense, the 2016 ‘La Navilla Reserva’ Ribera del Duero exudes class with its silky smooth profile on the mid-palate. Medium to full-bodied, with gobs of blackberry and black licorice flavors alongside stony undertones, this is gorgeous now and should cellar well over the next ten years.”
-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.”
-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.”