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:
-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.”
-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."