Señorío de P. Peciña Crianza, Bodegas Hermanos Peciña
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Señorío de P. Peciña Crianza, Bodegas Hermanos Peciña - 2017

Item # 30418 750mL

This crianza Rioja by Bodega Hermanos Peciña is traditional Rioja with great freshness and balance. Bright yet dense, with warm earth and wet tobacco, this wine has great harmony and balance. It is drinking deliciously now, but you can also hold it for several years.

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Here is a little introduction to Spanish wine, specifically Rioja wine aging: Crianza requires a minimum of 2 years total, at least a year in oak. Reserva requires a minimum of 3 years total, at least 1 year in oak and 6 months in bottle. Gran Reserva requires a minimum 5 years total, at least 2 years in oak and at least 3 years in bottle. Señorío de P. Peciña Crianza, Bodegas Hermanos Peciña is young and vibrant, but still earthy and mature. It is organically grown, hand-harvested, and offers great harmony and balance. It pairs especially well with any tapas. I opted for some Manchego cheese, Jamón Serrano, and croquetas.

- DK

Glossary

Spain

Central to the Spanish winemaking philosophy is the belief that wine should be released only when it is ready to be consumed, and not a moment before. Spanish wine law focuses squarely on this issue: the terms Crianza, Reserva and Gran Reserva are highly regulated indicators of the amount of time a wine has aged prior to its release. In Rioja, Navarra, and the Ribera del Duero (which have the most stringent requirements) red Crianzas must be aged a minimum of two years; Reservas, at least three...

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Rioja

The origin of Spanish winemaking, Rioja has been the benchmark for Spanish wines in the international market for over two hundred years, and remains so to this day. Tempranillo is the star of the red wines here, though its expression can vary wildly from producer to producer. Traditionally-styled Riojas tend to be subtle and soft, and often have high levels of acidity to ensure their survival through the lengthy ageing process. The more modern producers are making powerful, dark,...

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