Hermanos de Pecina Senorio Gran Reserva Rioja

Country: 
Spain
Region: 
Rioja
Item code: 
SPE027
Vintage: 
2003
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. The vines used for the Gran Reserva are the oldest the estate has - averaging around 60-70 years of age.
North facing based exposures at elevations around 500 meters
Calcareous Clay
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.
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.
1,250 cases in only excellent vintages for them.
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.
89
The 2003 Senorio de P. Pecina Reserva is like time-travelling. The robe is orange with a wide, brick-colored rind and the nose has the telltale myriad notes from the old timers: dried flowers, cold bonfire, incense, leather, tea leaves and meat. You might as well be smelling a Rioja from the 70s. The palate is incredibly fresh for the torrid vintage, with strong acidity and good length. A noteworthy effort for one of the warmest vintages in modern history. Drink 2014-2018.
Field Publication Computed: 
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89\nThe 2003 Senorio de P. Pecina Reserva is like time-travelling. The robe is orange with a wide, brick-colored rind and the nose has the telltale myriad notes from the old timers: dried flowers, cold bonfire, incense, leather, tea leaves and meat. You might as well be smelling a Rioja from the 70s. The palate is incredibly fresh for the torrid vintage, with strong acidity and good length. A noteworthy effort for one of the warmest vintages in modern history. Drink 2014-2018. \n