Hermanos de Pecina Senorio Crianza Rioja

Country: 
Spain
Region: 
Rioja
Item code: 
SPE007
Vintage: 
2006
Bottle sizes: 
1.5 L
Appellation: 
Rioja
Wine type: 
Red
Organic: 
Practicing
Hermanos de PeciƱa
Varietals: 
Red Blend
Varietal notes: 
95% Tempranillo, 3% Graciano, 2% Garnacha
The vineyards are all estate owned and located in the San Vicente zone of Rioja Alta. Depending on the vintage the grapes come from a combination of 3 vineyards. El Codo with vines on average 30 years, El Llano with vines on average 35 years and Iscorta with vines on average of 60 years.
El Codo is a very steep vineyard beginning at 475m and rising quikcly to 525m with orientation to the North. El Llano is at 500m with orientation North/North West. Iscorta is also at 500m with an orientation to the North.
Calcareous Clay. El Codo also has very large rocks and pebbles.
Practicing organics and sustainability, all estate owned vineyards, They work in a very natural way. All pruning and harvest is done by hand. El Codo and El Llano are trellised and cordon system. Iscorta is bush pruned.
The grapes are destemmed and crushed and fermented naturally with wild yeast in stainless steel tanks.
Aged in used American oak for 2 years and hand racked 4 times during that aging (every 6 months). The wine then ages for at least an additional 2 years in bottle before being released on the market. The wine is bottled unfined and unfiltered.
This is the flagship wine of the estate. The Crianza is an amazing example of the complexity, elegance and structure of great traditionally made Rioja.
91
Dark red. Aromas of dried cherry, redcurrant and cured tobacco, plus suggestions of mint, rose oil and coconut. Silky and open-knit, offering bitter cherry and spicecake flavors and a building suggestion of smokiness. Clings nicely on a long, smoke-tinged finish that features gentle tannins and an echo of candied flowers. This ready-to-drink wine, fermented in stainless steel and aged in used American oak barrels for two years, is imported exclusively in magnums.
Field Publication Computed: 
Vinous
Field Rating Computed: 
91\nDark red. Aromas of dried cherry, redcurrant and cured tobacco, plus suggestions of mint, rose oil and coconut. Silky and open-knit, offering bitter cherry and spicecake flavors and a building suggestion of smokiness. Clings nicely on a long, smoke-tinged finish that features gentle tannins and an echo of candied flowers. This ready-to-drink wine, fermented in stainless steel and aged in used American oak barrels for two years, is imported exclusively in magnums.\n