Bodegas Hermaños Pecina Senorio de P. Pecina Crianza, Rioja DOCa, Spain, 2014

Bodegas Hermaños Pecina Senorio de P. Pecina Crianza, Rioja DOCa, Spain, 2014 - Merchant of Wine

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Overview of the Wine

Bodegas Hermanos Peciña was founded in 1992 by Pedro Crespo Peciña with her three children. It is located in the town of San Vicente de la Sonsierra and invests in new projects, year after year.

The grapes used to make this wine come from different vineyards 40 years old, grown on clay-calcerous soils.

The harvest is done manually in boxes of 15 kilos in order to prevent the clusters from being broken or fermented prematurely. The bunches are selected by four operators and they then pass through a small machine to be destemmed.

A filling system is then used by gravity with "falling deposits" so that the grains arrive intact in the deposits and do not undergo unnecessary oxidations.

Thanks to this process, a stemmed carbonic maceration is carried out, fermentation within the same grapes is achieved.

The grapes remain in the deposits at a temperature of between 10 ° and 12 ° for about three days for cold maceration. Alcoholic fermentation, which lasts about 15 days and takes place at a temperature of 26 degrees, is initiated spontaneously by the yeast.

This process is followed by steeping each week to have more colour extraction. There is then malolactic fermentation which lasts about two months before the wine is finally racked by settling in the tank in order to achieve maximum clarification.

The wine then spends two years in American oak barrels previously soaked in wine.

During this time four rackings are performed, one every six months using the traditional "Barrel to Barrel" method, thus avoiding filtering and clarification and maintaining the essence of wine.

Finally, Señorío de P. Peciña Tinto Crianza is aged for at least a year and a half in the bottle. 

Grape / Blend

95% Tempranillo, 3% Graciano, 2% Garnacha

Origin

Rioja, Spain

90 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
I find the 2014 Señorío de P. Peciña Crianza a bit advanced and with more oxidative aromas reminiscent of tea leaves and brick dust, intermixed with creamy oak and some balsamic undertones. The palate is medium-bodied, with marked acidity. 2014 seems like a lighter vintage for earlier drinking. 100,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in February 2018.


Product size: 750ml

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