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Hermanos de Pecina 'Crianza' Rioja 2015
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Vinous Media 92
"Bright ruby. Lively, smoke- and spice-accented cherry and black raspberry aromas are complemented by floral, vanilla and pipe tobacco flourishes. Sweet and seamless on the palate, offering vibrant red and blue fruit flavors that deepen and turn spicier with air. Shows very good energy and appealing florality on a very long, penetrating finish shaped by well-judged tannins."

Wine Advocate 92
"They are convinced at the winery that the 2015 Señorío de P. Peciña Crianza is ... read more
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Item ID: #46119
Location at store:102c
Size: 750mL (wine)
Closure: Cork

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Vinous Media 92
"Bright ruby. Lively, smoke- and spice-accented cherry and black raspberry aromas are complemented by floral, vanilla and pipe tobacco flourishes. Sweet and seamless on the palate, offering vibrant red and blue fruit flavors that deepen and turn spicier with air. Shows very good energy and appealing florality on a very long, penetrating finish shaped by well-judged tannins."

Wine Advocate 92
"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. 100,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in May 2019.

The family-owned Hermanos Peciña was only created in 1992, but they produce mostly traditional wines, even if some of their cuvées show a more modern profile. They are releasing a new Gran Reserva white that fulfills the requirements to be called Gran Reserva, but it's a lot younger and more fruit driven than other examples in the region (such as the Tondonia Gran Reserva Blanco that is released 20 years after the harvest, which is extreme, of course!). They are grape growers who own 50 hectares of vineyards in their village, San Vicente de la Sonsierra, and in the neighboring Ribas de Tereso, Labastida and Salinillas. Their cellars have some 4,500 American oak barrels, and they produce around 250,000 bottles per year."

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Hermanos De Pecina"Since the turn of the century, Traditional Rioja has undergone an incredible renaissance in the hearts and minds of American wine lovers. Having sold these wines since the early days of our company, we were able to witness the glorious transformation from a category of total obscurity to a true object of devotion among the wine cognoscenti.

Today, however, the problem is the relative scarcity of Bodegas who produce Rioja in the traditional way. If you stretch, there are maybe 10 or 12? And when it comes down to it, of those, there are really only a handful who are firmly committed to the 'old school' tenets of Traditional Rioja. This includes long aging in mostly neutral American oak, regular open-air racking by hand (called trasiego), and then further aging in bottle often well beyond the specifications required by the DO.

Fortunately, Bodegas Hermanos de Peciña is firmly planted in the old school camp. Although the estate was started only in 1992, its founder, Pedro Peciña had worked for over 20 years prior to that as the head agronomist for La Rioja Alta, learning all facets of production and especially the planting and managing of all the estate's vineyards. The Peciña winery and vineyards are located in San Vicente, which while technically in the Rioja Alta sub-zone, is not in the vicinity of Haro where most of the other traditional Rioja houses have their cellars. Rather it is located on the northeast side of the Ebro river near the border of the Basque Alavesa zone. These vineyards - many 40 to 60 years old - are actually some of the finest in the appellation as they fall at the foothills of the Sierra Cantabria Mountains at an average of 500 meters, and offer hillside expositions as well as complex and diverse soils. Many of Peciña's most prized vineyards are actually on north facing slopes which Pedro feels helps give the wines good freshness and delineation.

The estate comprises 50 HA, which is fairly small by Rioja standards. The vineyards are farmed in a natural and sustainable manner. Harvest is done by hand, and the wines are all de-stemmed and then fermented by individual parcel using indigenous yeasts. After fermentation, the wines are transferred to 100% used American oak for aging. They are then racked every 6 months, with Peciña one of only a few houses that still do the traditional trasiego method by hand. Like the best of the traditionalists, the aging regime in both cask and bottle are well beyond what is required by law:

• Crianza: 2 in wood, 1+ in bottle (by law, 1 year oak, 12 months bottle)
• Reserva: 3 years wood, 2+ years bottle (by law, 3 yrs total aging with one in oak)
• Gran Reserva: 4 years wood, 3-8 years in bottle (by law, 2 years oak, 3 in bottle)

The range of wines starts with a lovely Rioja Blanco made from Viura. It is fermented on its skins for 24 hours to give it extra body and texture, and released after a minimum of one year in bottle, and sometimes longer, so that it begins to show some additional complexity. For the reds, the offering starts with an enticing Cosecha, aged for 6 months in tank. It is a delightful and fresh wine with beautiful spicy Tempranillo fruit. The Crianza then ups the ante. It is a wonderfully complex 'little' traditional Rioja, with notes of cedar and tobacco. The next level is the classic Reserva, brimming with dried cherries, earth, and that old Rioja spicebox. In exceptional vintages, they also make a wine called Vendimia Seleccionada, which is a selection of the best parcels aged for an extended time in bottle, and is more like a Gran Reserva in its stature and complexity. And lastly, there is the Gran Reserva itself, from their oldest vines and only in great years. It is nothing short of a triumph of classic Traditional Rioja, with a potpourri of dried fruits and flowers, tea, cocoa, and haunting aromas of old antique furniture. Like all the Peciña wines, there is a hallmark tensile quality that comes from a beautiful core of acidity. Quite remarkable indeed!"

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