Bodegas Hermanos Pecina 2013 Rioja Reserva DOCa

Bodegas Hermanos Pecina 2013 Rioja Reserva DOCa

Item Number: 13556

UPC: 0-182515000239

Country: Spain
Region: La Rioja
Sub Region: Rioja Alta
Appellation/AVA: Rioja DOCa
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vintage: 2013
Grape(s): Tempranillo
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 14.2
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Soil Type: Calcareous clay

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.

91pts (2014 Vintage) Wine Advocate 10/30/2020
"The creamy 2014 Señorío de P. Peciña Reserva has abundant balsamic notes, hints of incense and cigar ash and plenty of spices and a smoky touch combined with candied fruit and a sharp mouthfeel, like the élevage of three years in used American oak barrels was a bit rough with the more delicate fruit from 2014."

Reviews

  • The Wine Advocate
    Rating: 92 (6/28/2019)

    The 2013 Señorío de P. Peciña Reserva has freshness and elegance and a lot of characteristics of traditional Rioja. 2013 was a challenging year, but it also provided good conditions to produce fresher wines. This was produced with a soft vinification, not too extractive or long, with indigenous yeasts in stainless steel and matured in used American oak barrels for three years with rackings every six months. It has the telltale aromas of spices and balsam (cigar ash, incense), wet forest floor and wild berries. The palate is sleek and polished, with resolved tannins and good acidity. It should drink nicely for a good five years and stay on a plateau of maturity for longer.
  • Vinous
    Rating: 93 (4/22/2021)

    An expansive bouquet evokes musky red and dark berries, botanical herbs, rose and baking spices. Juicy cherry-vanilla, blackberry and rose pastille flavors show fine definition and a supportive undercurrent of zesty minerality. Delivers a solid punch but comes off lithe, with fine-grained tannins folding into the juicy fruit on the focused finish, which shows strong tenacity.