Hermanos de Peciña
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.
The wine ages in used American oak for 3 years with 6 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.
2,000 cases. Not made every vintage.
Only made in appropriate vintages. The reserva shows much of the complexity and elegance of a great aged classic Rioja with some of the freshness and power of the great vineyards Pecina owns.
All the reds are Tempranillo-based blends with some 3% Garnacha and 2% Graciano, and the 2011 Señorío de P. Peciña Reserva is no exception. It was sourced from a selection of their own vineyards in the Sonsierra zone. It fermented in stainless steel with indigenous yeasts without much extraction or a long maceration. The élevage lasted for 36 months and was in used American oak barrels with racking every six months. It's heady and ripe, the opposite of the 2013, with earthy and meaty aromas, hints of nuts, sweet spices and ripe fruit. The palate feels quite round, with juicy fruit and fine-grained tannins. As traditional as it gets. 40,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in December 2015.
Quite a developed traditional style wine. Ripe and gererous with a slight sweetness and fairly supple tannins for Rioja. Drink now.
The 2011 Rioja Reserva from Señorío de P. Peciña has blossomed beautifully with that extra time aging, and is offering up beautiful and refined complexity on both the nose and palate. The bouquet jumps from the glass in a mix of cherries, red plums, cloves, gentle notes of cigar ash, salty soil tones, a touch of wild fennel and a topnote of toasted coconut. On the palate the wine is pure, full-bodied and shows excellent mid-palate depth, with impeccable focus and balance, modest, buried tannins, bright acids and great soil signature on the very long, very refined and complex finish. This is a beautiful young Reserva that is starting to really drink well, but like the 2012 Crianza, it is still in climbing mode and its true apogee remains several years in the future. Great, great Rioja in the making! 2020-2055+. 93.
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