2016 Hermanos Perez Pascuas Vina Pedrosa Gran Reserva

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Type of Wine Red
Country Spain
Region Castilla y Leon
Appellation Ribera del Duero
Winery Bodegas Hermanos Perez Pascuas
Vintage 2016
Grape Cabernet Sauvignon Tempranillo
Content (Alc) 0.75 ltr (14.5%)
Drink window 2022 - 2030
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Vinification: en élevage 24 months in oak barrels (French and American) and 36 months bottle aging before marketing. The Gran Reserva is only vinified in quality vintages and is a selection of the old vineyards. In smell and taste we get a wine that blossoms as it gets air in the glass. Fresh red fruit type, kriek, cherry, plum supported by a finely spicy bouquet with a slightly sweet touch. The first contact with the mouth is a reflection of the smells. Structure with depth, a complex whole that opens up. Interwoven with fine acidity, minerals, discreet barrel aging and the necessary meatiness. Very long mineral full finish.

95/100 Parker

Undoubtedly the star appellation of the last 15 years in Spain. This area, spread over 4 provinces in the center of the Duero Valley, has the perfect conditions to make top wines. The most famous wine of the Spanish vineyards also comes from this area: Vega Sicilia. Both terroir, climatology and tradition at the top level in a region where living is often extreme and difficult is not self-evident. The appellation has therefore grown enormously since its inception. In 1982, when the DO was founded, barely 5 private domains were active; today we count more than 200! The whole area is situated between 500 and 850 meters altitude; the ideal habitat for the Tinto Fino or Tina del País, the local variant of Spain's most famous red grape: the Tempranillo. The subsoil mostly consists of poor sandy soils, calcareous soils or aluvial pebble soils along the banks of the Duero. Ribera del Duero is an exponent of the Spanish continental climate: cold winters and cold nights and warm summers and warm days, with an extreme difference between the two. It is these extreme conditions that ensure that top wines can be made here.

This wine cellar, a pioneer in Ribera del Duero, started its activities in 1980. The three brothers, Benjamín, Manuel and Adolfo Pérez Pascuas, are aware of the excellent potential in the vineyards planted by their father Mauro. It is decided to launch an ambitious project, namely to make one of the best wines in Spain. The name Pedrosa to their wines is due to the village where the bodega is located. Winemaker José Manuel Pérez, Benjamin's eldest son, has been an oenologist in this domain since 1989. He knows the perfect dosage of wood for the wines of this domain.

Vineyard for 2016 Hermanos Perez Pascuas Vina Pedrosa Gran Reserva

This is one of the great classics in Ribera del Duero and a real family business. Father Mauro Pérez planted his vines in the 40s and 50s, over 35 ha, at that time an immense amount in the small village of Pedrosa de Duero. All proceeds went to the local cooperative. Under the impulse of the 3 sons, Benjamín, Adolfo and Manuel, it was decided in 1980 to start making wine themselves. The first Viña Pedrosa was a fact. At that time, there were less than 10 bodegas active in the entire region...
It wasn't until 1982 that the D.O. Ribera del Duero itself was created, partly under the impetus of the Pérez Pascuas brothers; they were co-founders of the appellation. 1989 was also an important step for them, with the arrival of the 3rd generation: José Manuel, son of Benjamín, made his appearance as an oenologist. From that moment on, the wines would reach even higher peaks. He fully supported the quality concept of his father and uncles and made many improvements. Today, the circle is complete with the full entry of the 3rd generation: the sons of Manuel and Adolfo have also become established values ​​in the bodega.
The small bodega in the village has since moved to the outskirts of the village. It has become a beautiful complex with beautiful tasting rooms and especially with a vinification and criansa cellar where the top wines can mature in a perfect way. Viña Pedrosa stands for elegance and finesse, two keywords that have become rare in the wines of Ribera del Duero.

Here, of course, it is the Tinto fino or Tempranillo that is the star. There are 135 hectares owned, almost mainly old vines, which in itself is unique in Ribera del Duero. A small part of the vineyard (10%) is planted with Cabernet Sauvignon.
The Tinto fino from Ribera del Duero is more resistant to the extreme conditions than the Tempranillo from Rioja, which would not survive here. In the wines of Viña Pedrosa you will encounter the typical animal notes that make the Tinto fino unique. The majority of the vines are 'en gobelet'.
All the vineyards are organically farmed without the use of any systematic pesticide. Production control is used in the vineyard, i.e. strict supervision is applied to limit production per vine. Only low yields ensure sufficient quality.

They mainly have clay-limestone soils. Ribera del Duero is of course pre-eminently a continental appellation with a continental climate and Atlantic influences. There is especially a big difference between the day and night temperatures.
The bodega is located at an altitude of 844 m, making it one of the highest located domains in Ribera del Duero. The landscape is gently undulating. The height at which the vines are planted ensures that the wines are perfectly balanced, with a lot of freshness.

Everything here is dedicated to the longevity of the wines. Long macerations are applied with many and intense remontages. Vinification and élevage are done according to the age of the vines.
Their base wine, the Cepa Gavilan, gets an élevage of 12 months. The Crianza gets 18 months and from the Reserva it gets 24 months. Their top wine, the Pérez Pascuas Gran Selección even arrives at 26 months. The oak barrels (both American and French) are renewed every 3 years. The wine is not filtered and not stabilized before bottling.

More Information
Type of Wine Red
Country Spain
Region Castilla y Leon
Appellation Ribera del Duero
Winery Bodegas Hermanos Perez Pascuas
Grape Cabernet Sauvignon, Tempranillo
Biological certified No
Natural wine No
Vegan No
Vintage 2016
Drinking as of 2022
Drinking till 2030
Alcohol % 14.5
Alcohol free/low No
Content 0.75 ltr
Oak aging Yes
Sparkling No
Dessert wine No
Closure Cork
Parker rating 95
Tasting Profiles Complex, Dry, Aged on wood, Powerful, Spicy, Red fruit, Tannines, Full
Drink moments Indruk maken, Lekker luxe, Open haard
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