Señorio de P. Peciña 2016 | La Sonsierra | Rioja
From different vineyards with an average age of 40 years and clay-calcareous soils. 95% Tempranillo, 3% Graciano and 2% Garnacha.
Aged for 24 months in previously wrapped American oak barrels. During this period they have carried out 4 rackings (one every 6 months) using the traditional "Bask to Barrel" method, thus achieving a natural decantation of the dregs by gravity and avoiding the use of filters and clarifications. Subsequently a minimum of 18 months in the bottle.
I love the classical nose of spice, berries and herbs of the 2016 Señorío de P. Peciña Crianza, a textbook ultra-classical Rioja that matured in used American oak barrels for 24 months, during which time it was racked by gravity every six months. These wines are fermented with indigenous yeasts and a soft vinification without much extraction of long macerations. It's expressive, polished and very pleasant, really what I expect in this style, with some developed notes and a gentle mouthfeel. 100,000 bottles produced. Very good introduction to a classical Crianza at a very attractive price. It was bottled in April 2021.