Vineyard: The Viura for this wine comes from two different vineyards in the San Vicente zone of Rioja Alta. Both vineyards combined have less than 2 hectares of Viura planted. Finca Iscorta has vines on average of 60 years old. El Codo is the second vineyard with vines at 30 years on average.
Orientation: Finca Iscorta is at an elevation of 500 meters with an orientation to the North. El Codo is a very steep vineyard with an elevation at the bottom of 475 meters and at the top 525 meters.
Soil: Calcareous Clay with lots of stones.
Viticulture: Practicing organics and sustainability, all estate owned vineyards, They work in a very natural way. All pruning and harvest is done by hand. Finca Iscorta is all bush pruned and El Codo is trellised in cordon system.
Vinification: Hand selection of grapes and destemed but not crushed before being put in stainless steel tanks to macerate for 24 hours to gain structure and complexity. Then the wine and skins are pressed and the juice undergoes spontaneous fermentation with wild yeast very slowly.
Aging: The wine ages in tank on the lees with rackings from tank to tank every 3 months for at least a year. The wine then ages in bottle, depending on the vintage, that aging could be 1 year or more. The wine is not fined or filtered.
Production: 800 cases
Notes: The winery focuses on red wines, but does have a small amount of white vines. This limited production white is superb with notes of apples and peaches on the nose and great intensity of fruit on the palate.
Publication: Wine advocate
The white 2014 Señorío de P. Peciña Cosecha is a young and unoaked Viura from their own vineyards in the Sonsierra zone. It felt quite ripe with aromas of quince and yellow fruit and some honeyed hints. The palate is tasty and accessible. Easy to drink. This feels ready. 10,000 bottles.
The traditional family winery from San Vicente de la Sonsierra has produced a Rosé in 2015, something they had not done since 2000 (but I didn't taste it!). They also produced a Gran Reserva in 2009 (which I tasted!)--a category they had only produced in 1998, 2001 and a tiny bit in 2003. Traditionally styled and sensibly priced.
Bright straw. Fresh pear, melon and a hint of smoky minerals on the perfumed nose. Round, fleshy and broad in the mouth, with ripe pear and honeydew flavors enlivened by a jolt of bitter lemon zest. Delivers a nice combination of richness and vivacity and finishes with good clarity and fruity persistence. No oak was used here.
Publication: View from the Cellar – John Gilman
The 2014 Rioja Blanco from Señorío de P. Peciña is a lovely wine, offering up a bright and vibrant nose of pear, fresh coconut, salty soil tones, white flowers and vanillin oak. On the palate the wine is full-bodied, crisp and still quite primary, with a lovely core, fine focus and grip, bright acids and very good length and grip on the complex finish. This is still a puppy and will age long and gracefully, but it is already quite tasty and a pleasure to drink in its youth. 2016-2035. - John GIlman