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Perez Pascuas El Pedrosal 2016

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    Fruity and pretty, this wine demands much more attention for its mix of richness and elegance than its relatively modest price would suggest. Serious wine from serious people - 2016 brings a sweetness of fruit characteristic of this lovely European vintage, while not stinting in the stones department!
    • Vintage: 2016
    • Appellation: D.O. Ribera del Duero
    • Grapes: 100% Tinto Fino (Tempranillo)
    • Aging period: 12 months in oak barrels 
    • Oak: French and american oak

    Robert Parker, 91 pts

    "The textbook 2016 El Pedrosal was cropped from a cooler year that perfectly fit the house style and their preference for harvesting early to keep good acidity in their wines, which makes them fresh and long-lived. However, in 2016 the harvest started later, as the grapes ripened slowly and perfectly. This wine has the balance between ripeness and freshness, power and elegance, with a spicy touch from the oak that is not intrusive. Great freshness, one of the best vintages for this entry-level red from the Pérez Pascuas family. 180,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in January 2018."


    Hermanos Perez Pascuas

    Brothers Benjamin, Manuel, and Adolfo Perez Pascuas established the winery in 1980, but their father Mauro actually planted grapes well before that. So, you have a well-established family business dedicated to top-quality wines from all estate grapes featuring older vines.
    At about 2600 feet above sea level, these vines benefit from a wide diurnal temperature
    range, which preserves the acidity and hence freshness of the wines.