Tempranillo Reserva, Señorío de P. Peciña
The vineyards are all estate owned and located in the San Vicente zone of Rioja Alta. Depending on the vintage, the grapes come from a combination of 3 vineyards: El Codo with vines on average 30 years, El Llano with vines on average 35 years, and Iscorta with vines on average of 60 years. El Codo is a very steep vineyard beginning at 475 meters and rising quickly to 525 meters with orientation to the north. El Llano is at 500 meters with orientation north/northwest. Iscorta is also at 500 meters with an orientation to the north. All pruning and harvest is done by hand. El Codo and El Llano are cordon trellised. Iscorta is bush trained.
The grapes are destemmed, crushed, and fermented naturally with wild yeast in stainless steel tanks. The wine ages in used American oak for 3 years with 6 manual rackings (every 6 months). The wine further ages for a minimum of 3 years in bottle before being released to the market. The wine is bottled unfined and unfiltered. The Rioja Reserva is not made every vintage.
The Hermanos Pecina Rioja Reserva shows much of the complexity and elegance of a great aged classic Rioja with some of the freshness and power of the great vineyards Hermanos Peciña owns.