Bodegas Hermanos Pecina 2019 Rioja Blanco DOCa

Bodegas Hermanos Pecina 2019 Rioja Blanco DOCa

Item Number: 15544

UPC: None

Country: Spain
Region: La Rioja
Sub Region: Rioja Alta
Appellation/AVA: Rioja DOCa
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vintage: 2019
Grape(s): 100% Viura
Type: Wine - White
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Soil Type: Calcareous clay with lots of stones
Elevation: 500 meters

Vineyard Notes: The Viura for this wine comes from two different vineyards in the San Vicente zone of Rioja Alta. Both vineyards combined have less than 2 hectares of Viura planted. Finca Iscorta has vines with an average age of 60 years. El Codo, the second vineyard, has vines with an average age of 30 years. The vineyards are worked in a very natural way. All pruning and harvest is done by hand. The Finca Iscorta Vineyard is all bush pruned and at an elevation of 500 meters. El Codo is a very steep vineyard and is trellised in cordon system.

Winemaking Notes: Grapes are destemmed but not crushed before being put in stainless steel tanks to macerate for 24 hours to gain structure and complexity. After being softly pressed, the juice undergoes spontaneous and slow fermentation with wild yeast. The wine ages in tank on the lees with rackings every 3 months for at least a year. The wine then ages in bottle, and depending on the vintage that aging could be 1 year or more. The wine is not fined or filtered.

Tasting Notes: The winery focuses on red wines, but does have a small amount of white vines. This limited production white is superb with notes of apples and peaches on the nose and great intensity of fruit on the palate. Enjoy a long, savory finish.

Reviews

  • Vinous
    Rating: 91 (4/22/2021)

    Waxy, mineral-accented dried citrus and orchard fruit and toasted nut aromas show fine clarity and a subtle floral overtone. Chewy and sharply focused on the palate, offering nicely concentrated Meyer lemon, pear skin, fennel and honeycomb flavors underscored by a spicy ginger nuance. Vanilla and pear nectar notes build on a persistent finish sharpened by hints of bitter quinine and smoky minerals.