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Pesquera Ribera del Duero Tinto 2011

Pesquera Ribera del Duero Tinto 2011

Sku: 020388

Original bodega founded in 1972. A living icon of modern Spanish wine, Alejandro Fernández was one of the first in his country to return to biodynamic, low yield viticulture in order to produce concentrated oak-aged red wines capable of extended bottle aging. Currently under vine are 500 acres, almost exclusively Tempranillo, in a range of soil types including a locally-rare gravel deposit. Following development of new wine estates in the 1990's current vintages are of unprecedented quality. The 'Master of the Tempranillo', now at the peak of his career.

Tasting notes
Sight: This wine’s cherry red colour reveals its youth and fruitiness. Its aspect is clean and appears to be glyceric.

Nose: The wine’s intense bouquet reveals the best dark fruit marked by impeccable wood aromas. Hints of fallen leaves and certain spices such as vanilla.

Taste: Starts off smoothly upon entry into the mouth to later become lush with abundant ripe tannins and an excellent balance between its acidity and alcohol content. Flavours from the barrel do not overwhelm the fruit. Refined, long-lasting and elegant retronasal effect.

2006: 92 Points - Josh Raynolds, Steve Tanzer's International Wine Cellars: "Bright ruby. Exotically perfumed aroma of red berries, cherry, spicecake and sandalwood becomes richer with air, picking up plum compote and bitter chocolate qualities that carry onto the palate. A rich, fleshy style that betrays no rough edges, as the fruit sucks up the tannins. This has the depth to age but there's plenty of complexity already. Serve it with a peppery, grilled piece of lamb."

2006: 91 Points - Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Deep garnet-purple colour. The nose is a little closed revealing a waft of warm raspberry, red cherry, white pepper and forest floor. The palate shows a very well balanced, elegantly structured style with a medium+ level of fine tannins and medium+ acidity. Great concentration of earthy, mineral flavours and red berry fruit. Long finish. Drink now to 2020"

Food pairing
Its fruity richness and abundant tannins suggest that it is best drunk at around 17º C and accompanied by the best roasts, farmyard poultry, veal stews as well as semi-cured cow’s and goat’s cheese.

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Country: Spain
Region: Castilla Y Leon
Sub-Region: Ribera del Duero
Grape Varietal: Tempranillo
Type: Still wine

Reg. $34.99

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