Bodegas Hermanos Pecina 2016 Rioja Crianza DOCa

Bodegas Hermanos Pecina 2016 Rioja Crianza DOCa

Item Number: 18282

UPC: 0-182515000628

Country: Spain
Region: La Rioja
Sub Region: Rioja Alta
Appellation/AVA: Rioja DOCa
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vintage: 2016
Grape(s): 95% Tempranillo / 5% Garnacha / 5%Graciano.
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
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 and ages in used American oak barrels. It's then aged another 18 months in bottle before being put on the market. A round mouthfeel makes it the perfect Rioja to drink now, although it will keep for up to ten years, with marked improvement.

Racking Notes: Pedro’s wines age with incredible grace, in part due to meticulous twice-a-year rackings—moving the wine from one barrel to another to let the wine breathe. Most large bodegas rack by pumping the wine from barrel into big stainless steel tanks and then back into barrel, limiting the wine’s development. Pedro racks as earlier generations in Rioja did. Each barrel is gently drained by hand into a clean barrel beneath it. This vestige of the past is made possible not only by Pedro’s proud traditionalism, but also by his artisanal scale of production. This practice, combined with avoidance of new wood, results in Rioja of breathtaking silkiness and irresistible richness.

Tasting Notes: Bodegas Hermanos Peciña Crianza stands out for its pleasant fruit combined with light oxidation of the barrel, which contributes with agreeable notes of vanilla and tobacco, while underscoring very satisfying tannins that contribute structure. Its long finish invites one to continue enjoying it. The cherry-red color and slightly orange rim point to its stay in barrels, although not enough to denote oxidation, making it a very well-balanced wine.

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.


  • The Wine Advocate
    Rating: 93 (7/14/2022)

    “I love the classical nose of spice, berries and herbs of the 2016 Señorío de P. Peciña Crianza, a textbook ultra-classical Rioja that matured in used American oak barrels for 24 months, during which time it was racked by gravity every six months. These wines are fermented with indigenous yeasts and a soft vinification without much extraction of long macerations. It's expressive, polished and very pleasant, really what I expect in this style, with some developed notes and a gentle mouthfeel. 100,000 bottles produced. Very good introduction to a classical Crianza at a very attractive price. It was bottled in April 2021. Drink 2022-2028.” - Luis Gutiérrez