Bodegas Hermanos Pecina 2015 Rioja Crianza DOCa
Item Number: 15545
Region: La Rioja
Sub Region: Rioja Alta
Appellation/AVA: Rioja DOCa
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Grape(s): Tempranillo / Graciano / Garnacha
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 14.2
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Soil Type: Calcareous clay
Winemaking Notes: The wine is racked four times over the two-year period it is aged in casks. It is then allowed to age in the bottle for at least one year and a half 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.
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.
92pts (2015 Vintage) Wine Advocate 10/30/2020
"They are convinced at the winery that the 2015 Señorío de P. Peciña Crianza is the best Crianza they have ever produced, which is often the case with the current vintage for sale... But I must admit that the wine was very impressively balanced, nuanced and complex. It has freshness and is approachable enough while showing Rioja character and integrated oak to appeal to a wide audience. It's ripe without excess, coming through as juicy and tasty. It spent two years in used American oak barrels."