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Hermanos Pecina Rioja Reserva 2013

$29.99
95% Tempranillo, 3% Graciano, 2% Garnacha. The vineyards are all estate owned and located in the San Vicente zone of Rioja Alta. Depending on the vintage the grapes come from a combination of 3 vineyards. El Codo with vines on average 30 years, El Llano with vines on average 35 years and Iscorta with vines on average of 60 years. Orientation: El Codo is a very steep vineyard beginning at 475m and rising quikcly to 525m with orientation to the North. El Llano is at 500m with orientation North/North West. Iscorta is also at 500m with an orientation to the North. Soil: Calcareous Clay. El Codo also has very large rocks and pebbles. Viticulture: Practicing organics and sustainability, all estate owned vineyards, They work in a very natural way. All pruning and harvest is done by hand. El Codo and El Llano are trellised and cordon system. Iscorta is bush pruned. Vinification: The grapes are destemmed and crushed and fermented naturally with wild yeast in stainless steel tanks. Aging: The wine ages in used American oak for 3 years with 6 manual rackings (every 6 months). The wine further ages a minimum of 3 year in bottle before being released to the market. The wine is bottled unfined and unfiltered. Production: 2,000 cases. Not made every vintage. Notes: Only made in appropriate vintages. The reserva shows much of the complexity and elegance of a great aged classic Rioja with some of the freshness and power of the great vineyards Pecina owns.