VIÑA PEDROSA CRIANZA
D.O. RIBERA DEL DUERO - SPAIN
Region/ Sub-Region: Spain, Castillo y Leon, Ribera del Duero.
Grapes: 100% Tinto Fino (Tempranillo) Old plots 20-35yr old.
Soil: Sand, Clay and Limestone.
Vinification: Grapes are hand harvested, de-stemmed and pressed. Long maceration about 26 days on skins. Temperature controlled fermentation done in stainless steel.
Aging: 18 months in oak (12 months in American Oak, 6 months in French Allier barrels 1/3 new). After that remains a minimum 12 months in bottle before release.
Nose: Dark red cherry, black fruits, tobacco, leather and spice.
Taste: Abundant fruit, glycerin, tannins, and toasted oak, very wide, powerful, voluminous, has an elegant bitter touch on the finish, and very persistent both in taste and aroma.
Color: Intense cherry red with a violet rim, deep.
Gastronomy: Pairs very well with lamb, game meats, and steaks over an open flame or charcoal.
Talking About the Wines:
-The Wine Advocate, December '19 gave 91 points to 2017 Viña Pedrosa Crianza. "The smoky and spicy 2017 Viña Pedrosa Crianza has notes of cocoa and vanilla, quite marked by the élevage in oak, with hints of cold bonfire and cigar ash. The palate reveals abundant tannins, and as in other 2017s, it seems like the wine might have been a little weak for the élevage and comes through as oakier than normal. It finishes dry and with some faint bitter notes."
-eRobertParker.com, The Wine Advocate, August ’18 gave 92+ points to 2016 Viña Pedrosa Crianza. “…shows the perfect vintage, like when they harvested perfect grapes in the harvest dates of yesteryear. This has a classical profile, with spice, and smoke from the barrel nicely integrated with the fruit, with no excess. A Crianza like the ones that made the appellation famous. Elegant, balanced, and powerful, but harmonious...”
-International Wine Report, April '18 gave 90 points to 2015 Viña Pedrosa Crianza. "An outstanding Crianza, this bright colored wine opens with ripe and plump red fruit aromatics, filling the glass with a kiss of toasty oak. Lithe, and on the lighter side, this shows good freshness with dark cherry, and cigar ash flavors that linger. Enjoy this excellent wine in the short-term."