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:
- Dr. Owen Bargreen, Sept '21 gave 93 points to 2018 Viña Pedrosa Crianza. “Polished and soft on the mouth, the 2018 Vina Pedrosa ‘Crianza’ Ribera del Duero delivers a seamless texture with toasty oak tones that wrap around a core of bright red fruits, tobacco leaf and citrus rind accents. Full-bodied and delicious now, the ‘Crianza’ will provide drinking enjoyment for at least another decade.”
-Wine Advocate, June '21 gave 92 points to 2018 Viña Pedrosa Crianza. "More classical and with more spicy oak, the 2018 Viña Pedrosa Crianza is rich and has a recognizable nose of ripe berries and spices. It’s medium-bodied and has abundant, fine-grained tannins and a velvety mouthfeel. It spent 18 months in barrel, more than the required time to be Crianza.”
-Vinous Media, Feb '21 gave 93 points to 2017 Viña Pedrosa Crianza. “Shimmering ruby. Mineral-accented aromas of dark berry and cherry preserves, incense, pipe tobacco and candied flowers show fine delineation and spicy lift. Sweet, seamless and focused in the mouth, offering concentrated cherry-vanilla, boysenberry and rose pastille flavors that deepen steadily with air. Rich but energetic in style, with slow-building tannins framing the very long, focused finish, which leaves behind repeating floral and vanilla notes.”