This is one of the best Rioja's in recent years. Why? very favorable weather, vines were in excellent condition, both in development and health. The vines produced perfect fruit making the 2010 vintage in Rioja the vintage of the decade! The 2010 Pecina Rioja Gran Reserva "Finca Iscorta" is a testament to that! This rare single vineyard bottling Gran Reserva is only made in the top vintages and delivers unprecedented power and finesse. This wine will take your palate on a euphoric ride today and again in 20+ years.
Peciña was founded in 1992 by La Rioja Alta’s long-time vineyard manager, Pedro Peciña. Sourcing fruit from 120 acres of great old vineyards around San Vincente Pedro captures the classic RIoja style. His subtle use of American oak lends the oak influence to be neutral, providing textural richness, with background notes. Pedro's wine making style is often compared to great wines of Cune along with comparisons to traditionalist of Peidmont and Burgundy. His practice, combined with restrained oak influence, results in Rioja of breathtaking silkiness and irresistible richness.
Ageing: 4 years in neutral American oak.
Tasting Notes: The wine is a deep ruby red with an orange rim. Intense, fine-nose of ripe fruit, dried prunes, and smoked spices. The wine is rich with mouth watering umami flavors, that are strong, elegant, and complex. Finally cap with an everlasting sweet and supple finish.
The 2010 Finca Iscorta De Peciña Gran Reserva is their usual blend of Tempranillo with 3% Garnacha and 2% Graciano, sourced from 50-year-old vines from their Finca Iscorta vineyard in the Sonsierra zone; therefore, it is a single-vineyard bottling. It fermented with indigenous yeasts and aged in well-seasoned American oak barrels for 48 months with manual and gravity rackings every six months. This feels very harmonious, combining some primary notes with more-developed tertiary aromas. The palate also reveals a rare mix of power and elegance that only the very best vintages are capable of. It has polished tannins, good volume, freshness and length. Drink or hold, there should be no rush. ~94+RP
(raised in neutral American oak barrels for four years) Vivid ruby-red. A highly perfumed, expansive bouquet displays an array of ripe red fruits, exotic spices and candied flowers, along with subtle coconut and pipe tobacco accents. Juicy, seamless and appealingly sweet, offering intense, smoke-tinged raspberry preserve, cherry-vanilla and spice cake flavors and mocha and licorice nuances that build as the wine opens up. Finishes supple, sweet and very long, with slow-building tannins that fold smoothly into the clinging fruit. ~94Vinous
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