Snapshot
Vintage: 2011
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. 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.
Orientation: 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.
Soil: Calcareous Clay. El Codo also has very large rocks and pebbles.
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 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.
Production: 2,000 cases. Not made every vintage.
Notes: 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.
Ratings
Publication: View from the Cellar – John Gilman
Rating: 93
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.
Publication: Other Press
Rating: 90 (Suckling)
Quite a developed traditional style wine. Ripe and gererous with a slight sweetness and fairly supple tannins for Rioja. Drink now.