EL PEDROSAL RESERVA
D.O. RIBERA DEL DUERO - SPAIN
Region/ Sub-Region: Spain, Castillo y Leon, Ribera del Duero.
Grapes: 90% Tinto Fino (Tempranillo), 10% Cabernet Sauvignon. Specific plots 60+ year old vines.
Soil: Sand and Clay.
Vinification: Grapes are hand harvested, de-stemmed and pressed. Long maceration about 26 days on skins. Temperature controlled fermentation done in stainless steel.
Aging: Aged for 2 years in French and American Oak barrels. Then wine remains in bottle for 8 to 10 years before released.
Nose: Red fruit aromas, balsamic notes, nuts, a slight toasted background, very clean, and intense.
Taste: Balanced, elegant and complex, showing its optimum evolution in the bottle. It’s now in a great moment for consumption but will develop positively for the next 8-10 years.
Color: Cherry red with ruby hints.
Gastronomy: Grilled steaks, braised meats like lamb and beef short ribs, stews and hearty dishes.
Talking About the Wines:
-A View From The Cellar, March ‘20 gave 91 points to 2006 El Pedrosal Reserva (red). “The 2006 El Pedrosal Reserva from Bodegas Hermanos Pérez Pascuas is the first vintage I have ever seen of this wine as a Reserva. The blend here is ninety percent tempranillo and ten percent cabernet sauvignon and the wine comes in listed at 13.5 percent alcohol. It offers up a lovely, mature and nicely black fruity bouquet of black cherries, cassis, cigar ash, beautiful spice tones, a fine base of soil, a fine framing of new oak and a smoky topnote. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and beautifully resolved at age fourteen, with a good core, fine complexity and focus, melted tannins and a long, well-balanced finish. This is drinking at a lovely point in its evolution, but still has plenty of life in it.”
-Wine Spectator, Jan 31- Feb 29, ’20 gave 91 points to 2006 El Pedrosal Reserva. -"This red is maturing well. The tannins are softening, the balsamic acidity remains lively and the flavors are evolving dried fruit, spice, black olive, and underbrush, a bit angular but has plenty of life ahead. Tempranillo and Carbernet Sauvignon. Drink now through 2026.”
-The Wine Advocate, December '19 gave 95 points to 2009 El Pedrosal Reserva. "It’s great when wineries can offer mature vintages, as is the case with the 2009 El Pedrosal Reserva, a wine that has rested in bottle since January 2012 and has had time to develop a complex bouquet and polish and resolve its tannins. The nose is reminiscent of truffles and autumn forest, not unlike some mature old Burgundy, with hints of iodine and soy sauce, savory and quite complex. This has aged really well (their wines usually do), and it’s already for prime-time drinking, but there should be no rush."