Bodegas Alejandro Fernandez

A self-made man

It is often said that childhood shapes an individual's future, and every year from being a boy, Alejandro, following family tradition, learned from his father to make wine using grapes from small vineyards. He is the perfect example of the self-made man. A man who, in his youth, and while holding down various jobs, nurtured his dream of one day running a bodega. However, he had to wait until 1972 to have his own bona fide bodega; a modest 16th century stone-built bodega, from where almost all the winemaking process was carried out.

Pesquera wines are always made from the whole fruit, after destemming. Temperature controlled fermentation lasts two to three weeks. Afterwards, and without clarifying, the grape pulp is directly transferred to an astute and subtle combination of French and American oak barrels that have been subject to various degrees of toasting. Where, in between frequent pump-overs, the wines are left to stand. Tinto Pesquera wines are aged in oak for 18 months while Reservas and Grandes Reservas are aged for no less than 24 months.

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Condado de Haza Tinto 2014
Intense Tempranillo character is apparent in a concentrated, deeply colored red wine. Saturated red fruit grips the palate, leaving a long and sweet finish that promises excellent development in the bottle.
Item Number: 25786
Case: $203.40

Condado de Haza Tempranillo 2012
93  Wine Spectator 
Wine spectator 93WS TOP 100 2016 Rank 18"This rich red shows a deep core of plum, bramble and mineral, with notes of loam and game that impart a savory character. Solid tannins support a thick texture, while balsamic acidity keeps this balanced. Austere but harmonious. Drink now through 2024"

Condado de Haza Tinto 2011
Appearance: Intense ruby-red color.Nose: Toasty, warm scents of plum, candied cherry and licorice, with a suggestion of roasted coffee aromas.Palate: Plush, round and almost sweet in its display of ripe cherry and strawberry fruit. Finishes with silky tannins, a repeating note of strawberry and very

Condado de Haza Tinto 2010
Vinous 90 - "Brilliant ruby. Smoky aromas of blackberry, cherry pit and game, with a subtle floral nuance in the background. In a wild, meaty style, offering sweet, focused cherry compote and bitter chocolate flavors and a touch of allspice. Finishes very long, with lingering smokiness,

Condado de Haza Tinto 2008
91  International Wine Cellar 
International Wine Cellar 91 "Youthful purple. Primary, pungent aromas of black and blue fruits, vanilla, fresh flowers and licorice, with slow-mounting spiciness. Broad, palate-coating cassis and boysenberry flavors are framed and lifted by tangy acidity. Showing very well right now but has the

Condado de Haza Tinto 2006
92  Stephen Tanzer 
Stephen Tanzer 92 "Bright ruby. Vivid raspberry, blackberry, anise and floral scents are fresh and pure. Juicy dark berry flavors are complemented by succulent herbs and dark chocolate, becoming sweeter with air. Leaves strong floral pastille and berry liqueur notes behind, finishing with excellent

Condado de Haza Tinto 2004
91  Robert Parker 
 Robert Parker 91 "Condado de Haza is another Alejandro Fernandez (of Pesquera fame) property also located in Ribera del Duero. Like all of his estates, the wines are produced from 100% Tempranillo. The first vintage here was in 1993. The brilliant 2004 Condado de Haza received malolactic