WINERY: Tinto Pesquera
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 1 4% vol.
VARIETY: 100% Tempranillo
LABEL: Tinto Pesquera Reserva
APPEARANCE: Intense purple with a ruby edge, clear and bright.
NOSE: Complex nose with notes of blueberry jam, white pepper, cinnamon and hints of dried nuts and toasted bread.
PALATE: Well-balanced, very elegant, fine and silky. Full-bodied and creamy with a persistent finish of ripe black fruit, liquorice and menthol.
SERVING TEMPERATURE: 12–14 ºC
CONSUMPTION: Optimal from the moment of purchase. It is advisable to decant the wine 30 minutes before serving as there may be sediments that do not affect the quality of the wine, as a result of its natural production process.
PAIRING: Perfect for accompanying stews, casseroles and a lovely roast suckling lamb. Hard cheeses.
VINEYARD AND CULTIVATION
DESCRIPTION: Within the municipal boundaries of Pesquera de Duero, facing south at an altitude of more than 800 metres.
AGE: Average of 35 to 40 years.
SOIL: Poor soils with many pebbles and a clay base.
CLIMATE/HARVESTING: 2016 was warmer than usual. The first frosts did not arrive until November and December, with higher winter temperatures during the latter month. The beginning of spring came with cooler temperatures than normal. Nevertheless, bud break took place as normal. The average temperature since June was high, reaching normal ranges in August. As in previous years, the harvest took place in September.
AGEING: Aged 24 months in American oak barrels and 12 months in the bottle.