Vintage: 2009
Bottle sizes: 750 ML
Country: Spain
Region: Rioja
Appellation: Rioja
Wine type: Red
Varietals: Red Blend
Varietal notes: 95% Tempranillo, 3% Graciano, 2% Garnacha
Organic: Practicing
Vineyard: The vineyards are all estate owned and located in the San Vicente zone of Rioja Alta. The vines used for the Gran Reserva are the oldest the estate has - averaging around 60-70 years of age.
Orientation: North facing based exposures at elevations around 500 meters
Soil: Calcareous Clay
Viticulture: 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.
Vinification: The grapes are destemmed and crushed and fermented naturally with wild yeast in stainless steel tanks.
Aging: The wine ages in used American oak for 4 years with 8 manual rackings (every 6 months). The wine further ages a minimum of 3 year in bottle before being released to the market. The wine is bottled unfined and unfiltered.
Production: 1,250 cases in only excellent vintages for them.
Notes: Only made in certain vintages - this is the wine with the most elegance and beauty in the line showcasing the complexity only great classic Rioja can.
Publication: Wine advocate
Rating: 94
There is one more exceptional red with an extended aging in barrel that was only produced in 1998, 2001 and 2003, and now in this 2009 Señorío de P. Peciña Gran Reserva. It is the usual Tempranillo with 3% Garnacha and 2% Graciano, but in this case from 50-year-old vines from their Finca Iscorta vineyard in the Sonsierra zone. The wine is aged in well-seasoned American oak barrels for four years with manual and gravity racking twice per year. If the nose could somehow remind you of the 2009 Reserva, this is more open and aromatic, more nuanced, and the palate also shows a level of complexity and refinement that makes it much more enjoyable, with polished tannins and great length. While it's not a wimp, it doesn't overload your senses. A great and classical Gran Reserva. 15,000 bottles were filled in September 2013. 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.
Publication: Vinous
Rating: 93
(fermented in stainless steel vats and then aged in neutral American oak barrels for four years, followed by three years of bottle age before being released) Dark red. Red currant, dried cherry, cigar box and vanillin oak on the nose, along with a smoky mineral nuance in the background. Sappy red fruit, mocha and rose pastille flavors are complemented by sweet vanilla and cola nuances. Shows excellent depth of flavor but comes off graceful, presenting a seamless texture and gentle spiciness. The oak note fades away slowly on the impressively long finish, which features very soft tannins and lingering spice and floral notes.