Practicing Organic. Native yeast carbonic maceration in cement tank. No oak. Unfined, unfiltered.
El Vino Prodigo is the brainchild of Pedro Pecina Gil. Pedro, or "Pedrito" (aKa "little Pedro") is the son of Pedro Pecina [Senior] of Hermanos de Pecina Rioja fame.
Pedro grew up with Rioja in his veins. His father worked for many years as the head agronomist at La Rioja Alta before starting Pecina in 1992. However, after having worked alongside his father for 20+ years, plus a couple of stints at two other Rioja Bodegas and even one in Texas, he decided in 2011, along with his wife Maria Ruiz, to begin his own project in Rioja.
The first release of El Vino Prodigo ? or the "The Prodigal Wine" ? was 2014. Given Pedro's long-standing experience in the region, he was able to secure several extremely well-placed and mature vineyards in the Rioja Alta zone which, of course, serve as the back bone for his project. The winery itself is also housed in an old building built in the 1940s which he has been able to equip modestly, though extremely proficiently, with a nod both to the traditions of the past as well as clean winemaking technology of today.