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Tinto Pesquera Crianza 2017

A must-try red wine to fully understand the DO Ribera del Duero. The character of Familia Fernández Rivera is embodied by this forthright wine, brimming with fruit at its best, delicate wood notes and elegant tannins.

WINERY: Tinto Pesquera
BRAND: Tinto Pesquera Crianza
VARIETY: 100% Tempranillo
LOOK: Clear and shiny appearance. Cherry-red colour with a violet rim.
SMELL: Hints of black fruits, blackberries and plums. With spicy notes and hints of vanilla and liquorice, giving it a nuanced complexity that will evolve with the passage of time.
TASTE: Powerful with rounded tannins that give rise to a silky, clear wine, with refreshing varietal characteristics that reappear under the tongue after the first few seconds in the mouth. Notes intertwined with the smoky notes of fine wood. Very pleasing to the palate, with a fruity aftertaste where blackberry and liquorice predominate, giving way to a final spicy finish.
CONSUMPTION: Optimal point for consumption. It is advisable to decant the wine 30 minutes before serving as there may be sediments that in no way affect the quality of the wine, as a result of its natural production process.
PAIRINGS: Ideal for accompanying all kinds of meat such as grilled meat, roast baby lamb, stews, casseroles and hard cheeses.
DESCRIPTION: Within the municipal boundaries of Pesquera de Duero, facing south at an altitude of more than 800 metres.
SURFACE AREA: 200 hectares in total.
SOIL: Sandy loam
climaTE: 2016 was warmer than usual. The first frosts did not arrive until November and December, with higher winter temperatures during the latter month. The beginning of spring came with cooler temperatures than expected. Nevertheless, bud break took place as normal. The average temperature since June was high, reaching normal ranges in August. As in previous years, the harvest took place in September.
HARVEST: The harvest was healthy and of an exceptional quality.
AGEING: Aged 18 months in American oak barrels, plus 6 months of refinement in the bottle.