|2012 Pedregoso ~ Abel Mendoza: From 40 years old organically-farmed Tempranillo vines grown on stony "clay-calcareous" soils at 500 meters elevation near the town of San Vicente de la Sonsierra, the Pedregoso was fermented with wild yeasts and semi-carbonic maceration in cement vats then raised for a further 8 months in cement vats. It is a very fresh wine with aromas of lush red fruits, violets, sauvage, and herbal notes. The palate is medium-bodied, well-structured, and lively with a satisfying grip. It is a classic Rioja vino de cosechero to pair with game birds, poultry, chorizos, tomato sauces, barbecued meats of all kinds, or just on its own for refreshment. Serve cool. 500 cases made.