A rare gem! Hermanos Pecina is located in the heart of Rioja Alta in the Sonsierra Riojana. Expert viticulturist Pedro Pecina, who managed the vineyards of Rioja Alta for nearly 20 years, is the owner of these 50 hectares of vines planted mostly to tempranillo with 10 hectares of graciano and garnacha. The average vine age is 30 years old; all grapes are hand-harvested in 15 kilo baskets to ensure delicate treatment of the fruit. All fruit is sorted prior to maceration. These wines are beautiful examples of truly traditional Rioja.
Notes: Made from grapes grown in our own vineyards and macerated in stainless steel vats for 14 days at a controlled temperature, so as to obtain a better extraction of coloring matter and a blend of aromas and flavors.
It has then spent half a year in the vat with racking off three times by natural decanting to get better clarity and the typical aromatic nuances of this type of young wine.
Grape Varietal: 95% Tempranillo, 3% Graciano, 2% Garnacha
Color: Bright garnet red, with good depth of clor and a clarity which gives it a bright sheen in the glass.
Aromas: Good, typically fruity aromas recalling plums and blackberries.
Palate: fresh and pleasant to drink. Lots of Fruity nuances. is a meaty wine which cries out to be drunk.
Ideal drinking temperature: 14˚ to 15˚ C.
Dark red. Spicy cherry and red berry scents are complicated by dusty dried flowers and minerals. Red fruit flavors are braced by zesty acidity and pick up faint earth and underbrush accents with air. This has structure but it's not austere. Finishes with a sweet, silky strawberry note and very good persistence.
—Josh Raynolds, International Wine Cellar