Tinto Pesquera Crianza
DO Ribera Del Duero
Burgundy in color with a soft fuchsia rim, Tinto Pesquera's Crianza is elegant and soft, with aromas of red fruit, candied apples, vanilla and nutmeg. Silky on the mid-palate with well-rounded tannins and a velvety finish.
2014 was a warm and rainy year in the province of Valladolid, especially during the first 6 months of the year. January and February were much warmer than usual and marked with frequent rainfall. March and April received above-average precipitation levels, with May and June somewhat drier. A hot and dry summer prompted the start of a suitable verasion, allowing the winery to obtain grapes of excellent quality during harvest in September. As a vintage deemed to be excellent both in terms of quality and quantity, the 2014 Tinto Pesquera Crianza may be enjoyed now or cellared for several years.
All vineyard blocks are vinified separately in small stainless steel tanks in order to ensure optimum wine quality. Alcoholic fermentation takes place between 6-10 days at an average temperature of 20-25°C and the finished wine is aged for 18 months in fine grain, 225- and 300-liter neutral American oak barrels with a light-to-medium toast. Barrels are racked four times during the first twelve months of aging and an additional 2-3 times before bottling. With the Fernández family dedicated to natural winemaking, all wines produced by Alejandro Fernández are neither filtered nor fined before bottling. Upon completion of barrel aging, the Tinto Pesquera Crianza is then aged for a minimum of six months in bottle before it is released to the market.
100% Estate-owned Tempranillo 4.6 g/l total acidity 14.5% alcohol by volume
Tinto Pesquera’s 200 hectares of vineyards lie near the Duero River at close to 2,400 feet in elevation. The vines grow in poor, well-drained soils, composed of sand and gravel over a limestone and clay subsoil, and are naturally irrigated with water from the nearby Duero River. Tinto Pesquera’s vines are located within the province of Valladolid, in the heart of Ribera del Duero, which has hot summers, incredibly cold winters and extreme diurnal temperature differences that create an ideal combination for producing silky and sumptuous Tempranillo wines. The Tinto Pesquera Crianza is made from estate-grown, 40-year-old vines that produce a limited production of only two kilos per vine.