Bodegas Hermanos Pecina 2011 Reserva, Rioja DOCa

Bodegas Hermanos Pecina 2011 Reserva, Rioja DOCa

Item Number: 10400

UPC: 0-182515000338

Country: Spain
Region: La Rioja
Sub Region: Rioja Alta
Appellation/AVA: Rioja DOCa
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vintage: 2011
Grape(s): 95% Tempranillo / 3% Graciano / 2% Garnacha
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 13.5
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Soil Type: Calcareous clay
Case Production: 2,000

Vineyard Notes: 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 475 meters and rising quickly to 525 meters with orientation to the north. El Llano is at 500 meters with orientation north/northwest. Iscorta is also at 500 meters with an orientation to the north. All pruning and harvest is done by hand. El Codo and El Llano are cordon trellised. Iscorta is bush trained.

Winemaking Notes: The grapes are destemmed, 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 years in bottle before being released to the market. The wine is bottled unfined and unfiltered. The Rioja Reserva is not made every vintage.

Tasting Notes: 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 Hermanos Peciña owns.

Reviews

  • John Gilman View from the Cellar
    Rating: 93 (2/1/2017)

    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!