Bodegas Hermanos Pecina 2016 Rioja Crianza DOCa
Item Number: 18282
Region: La Rioja
Sub Region: Rioja Alta
Appellation/AVA: Rioja DOCa
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Grape(s): 95% Tempranillo / 5% Garnacha / 5%Graciano.
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 13.5
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Soil Type: Mix of calcareous clay
Winemaking Notes: Grapes are harvested and sorted by hand. The wine is fermented in stainless steel upright tanks with indigenous yeasts. It is racked four times over the two-year period it is aged in used American oak barrels. It's then aged another 18 months in bottle before being put on the market. Its round mouthfeel makes it the perfect product to drink now, although it will keep for up to ten years, with marked improvement.
About Hermanos Pecina: The former vineyard manager for La Rioja Alta, Pedro Peciña started this estate in 1992, and started producing aged wines with the 1996 vintage. From the start, the estate has worked their vineyards as naturally as possible, and has championed traditional winemaking with extended aging in used American oak barrels and regular rackings every 6 months. Pedro is preserving the diversity of the old vineyards, keeping varieties that others are ripping out.