Tinto Pesquera Crianza

DO Ribera del Duero, DO Ribera Del Duero

Tinto Pesquera’s Crianza easily demonstrates why the Tempranillos produced by Familia Fernández Rivera have been appreciated by the most demanding palates for over 40 years.

Tasting Notes

COLOUR: Clear and bright appearance. A lovely and elegant garnet colour.

NOSE: Intense aromas of ripe red fruit such as strawberry, with balsamic and spicy notes with hints of liquorice and vanilla.

PALATE: Elegant and fresh on the palate with a silky mouthfeel, well-integrated acidity and lingering and persistent tannins. It has a hint of red fruit such as strawberry. Well-integrated wood notes with the vanilla, roasted and balsamic notes characteristic of ageing in American oak barrels.

Perfect with rice dishes with small game, carpaccio, chargrilled meat and chuletillas al sarmiento (chargrilled lamp chops).

Winter marked by Storm Filomena, a warm and extremely dry spring, followed by a hot summer with temperatures that fall within the average.

The harvest was healthy and of an exceptional quality.

AGEING: At least 12 months in American oak barrels and rested in the bottle prior to release.

SURFACE AREA: 200 hectares in total (494 acres).
SOURCE OF GRAPES: Selected from vines situated within the Pesquera de Duero municipality at an altitude of over 800 metres and with a south-facing exposure.
SOIL-TYPE: Heterogeneous soils, mostly clay-loam with some limestone.

VARIETAL: 100% Tempranillo
ALCOHOL: 14.5%

Tinto Pesquera’s Crianza easily demonstrates why the Tempranillos produced by Familia Fernández Rivera have been appreciated by the most demanding palates for over 40 years.

Tasting Notes

COLOUR: Clean and brilliant with an attractive, elegant black cherry hue with a violet rim.

NOSE: Intense aromas of red berry fruit, such as raspberries and strawberries, with balsamic and roasted coffee bean notes and hints of liquorice coming through.

PALATE: Fresh and elegant on the entry to the palate followed by a silky, very rich mid-palate with perfectly integrated acidity and enveloping, lingering tannins. Red fruits such as strawberry come to the fore, together with very well-integrated oak expressing hints of toast and roasted coffee beans, typical of a wine aged in American oak.

Great with rice dishes with small game. Also carpaccio, charcoal-grilled meat or lamb chops grilled over vine shoots.

The 2020 growing season began with a mild rainy winter followed by a warm spring during which it rained continually until the beginning of summer. These persistently wet conditions, which produced a large amount of water for the vines, brought about an early, sudden budding of the vines and enabled the vine cycle to develop smoothly and quickly. Fortunately, in the 2020 vintage, there were no spring frosts, which would have been very dangerous given the vine cycle’s advance. The summer weather followed the pattern of the previous vintages of the decade with very warm conditions but also with unusually rainy weather for this region, and this helped the vines to maintain a balanced growth. The end of the growing season was not easy for growers. Heavy rain and plunging temperatures led to concerns about a possible tricky ripening process and the onset of botrytis. Instead, however, the rain helped swell the grapes to their normal size and enabled optimal yields to be reached; while the low temperatures brought about a slower and more gradual ripening of the grapes. The final result was a great vintage in terms of both quality and quantity, as well as a long, staggered harvest. Despite the early budding, which had suggested an early harvest, the grapes were picked on close to normal harvesting dates.

The crop was in good health and of exceptionally high quality.

AGEING: At least 12 months in American oak barrels, then in bottle before being released onto the market.

SURFACE AREA: 200 hectares in total (494 acres).
SOURCE OF GRAPES: Selected from vines situated within the Pesquera de Duero municipality at an altitude of over 800 metres and with a south-facing exposure.
SOIL-TYPE: Heterogeneous soils, mostly clay-loam with some limestone.

VARIETAL: 100% Tempranillo
ALCOHOL: 14.5%

Tinto Pesquera’s Crianza easily demonstrates why the Tempranillos produced by Familia Fernández Rivera have been appreciated by the most demanding palates for over 40 years.

Tasting Notes

COLOUR: A clean, bright-coloured wine with a ruby-red hue and some violet undertones. NOSE: Medium to powerful aromatics with hints of fresh red berry fruits, such as red currants and raspberries, together with toasted and roasted coffee bean notes. PALATE: A silky, elegant entry on the palate. Deliciously rich with good acidity and very pleasant, well-integrated tannins. Intense red berry fruit flavours come through in the finish. The oak is harmoniously integrated bringing hintsof toast and vanilla, characteristic of a wine aged in American oak.

Barbecued meat, roast suckling lamb, suckling pig and fine products from our gastronomy, such as bellota ham.

The year began with normal winter conditions, followed by a mild spring with the occasional frost in the month of May, which caused no serious damage to the crop. It was generally a dry year, particularly throughout the vine cycle, which impacted vine vegetation growth and the size of the bunches and berries.Temperatures during the period of ripening were very favourable with pronounced diurnal temperature variation, a special feature of the Ribera climate and which enabled our Tempranillo to reach wonderful levels of phenolic ripeness. The occasional rain shower in September slowed down the final stage of ripening but had no adverse effect on the quality of the grapes. All of these conditions combined to produce a high quality vintage that was harvested on the usual dates.

The crop was in good health and of exceptionally high quality.

AGEING: The wine was aged at least 12months in American oak barrels, then in bottle before being released onto the market.

  • SURFACE AREA: 200 hectares in total (494 acres). SOURCE OF GRAPES: Selected from vines within the boundaries of Pesquera de Duero, with a south-facing exposure at an altitude of over 800 metres. SOIL-TYPE: Heterogeneous soils, mostly clay-loam with some limestone.

  • 100% Tempranillo
  • Alcohol 14.5%

Tinto Pesquera’s Crianza easily demonstrates why the Tempranillos produced by Familia Fernández Rivera have been appreciated by the most demanding palates for over 40 years.

Tasting Notes

APPEARANCE:  Clean and brilliant with an attractive, elegant garnet hue. NOSE: Pleasant fresh aromatics with red berry fruit notes, such as raspberries, coming through along with balsamic hints. The whole combines to offer a complex, serious wine. PALATE: Sweetness and attractive fruit character on the entry to the palate, then balsamic and licorice notes followed by an elegant finish with touches of brioche coming through.

Barbecued meat, roast suckling lamb, suckling pig and fine products from our gastronomy, such as bellota ham.

CLIMATE: 2018 began with a typically cold Ribera del Duero winter, during which temperatures dropped to as low as 12°C below zero. This cold weather continued right through to the beginning of spring, and yet, despite the conditions, bud-break in the vines occurred within the usual dates at the end of April. After a very dry 2017, a period of wet weather occurred at the end of winter, and then it rained continually throughout the spring, so much so that 2018 went down in the region as the wettest on record. Vine vegetation growth was favored by the mild temperatures and the water reserves in the soil, which led to considerably larger-sized berries. As a consequence of this increase in berry size, and despite higher than usual temperatures during September and October, the ripening process slowed. The harvesting stretched out until the end of October and produced an outstanding crop both in terms of quantity and quality. The absence of rainfall in the latter part of the growing season also ensured that healthy grapes were harvested. The 2018 was in fact the second largest crop on record, only surpassed by that of 2016.

AGEING: 14 months in American oak barrels and 6 months in bottle.

DESCRIPTION: Selected from our own vineyards located in Roa and La Horra at 800 meters altitude. SURFACE AREA: 200 hectares in total (494 acres). AGE: The wine was aged 14 months in American oak barrels, then 6 months in bottle before being released onto the market. SOIL: Heterogeneous soils, mostly clay-loam with some limestone.

  • 100% Tempranillo Alcohol 14.0%

Tinto Pesquera’s Crianza easily demonstrates why the Tempranillos produced by Familia Fernández Rivera have been appreciated by the most demanding palates for over 40 years.

Tasting Notes

APPEARANCE: Clear and vibrant appearance. Cherry color with purplish rim. NOSE: Hints of ripe fruits of the forest, blackberries and plums. Exhibits spice notes with aromatic vanilla and licorice touches that provide complexity with nuances that develop over time. PALATE: Powerful with well-rounded tannins to create a velvety, clean wine with fresh varietal notes that reappear under the tongue after the first few seconds in the glass. Note intermingle with the smoky aroma of impeccable wood. Very pleasant on the palate with a fruity aftertaste, predominantly blackcurrants and licorice, which give way to a spicy finish.

Ideal for accompanying all kinds of meat, grilled meats, roast lamb, suckling pig, casseroles and mature cheeses.

The year 2016 was warmer than usual. The first frost did not arrive until November and December and were considerable in this second month, with winter temperatures higher than normal. The spring began with cooler temperatures than usual. Nevertheless, the budding cycle proceeded as normal. The average temperatures from June were quite high, whereas they returned to normal in August. The harvesting period took place in September, as in previous years.

HARVEST: The grapes harvested were healthy and of an exceptional quality.

AGEING: Aged for 18 months in American oak barrels and over 6 months in bottle.

SURFACE AREA: A total of 200 hectares. DESCRIPTION: Located in the municipality of Pesquera de Duero, south-facing at an altitude of more than 800 metres. SOIL: Sandy loam soil.

  • 100% Estate-owned Tempranillo
  • 14% alcohol by volume

  • 20231101

    94

    points

    Wine Enthusiast, November 2023

    "Editors' Choice. Black currant, menthol and cocoa powder aromas waft from the glass. This wine opens on spicy notes of anisette and mint leaf that are accompanied by robust tannins and black cherry, cassis, milk chocolate, caramel and violet flavors. The lengthy finish is marked with light floral and cooling herb notes."

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  • 20230918

    92

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    James Suckling, September 2023

    "Creamy oak spices and chocolate that have integrated with the dark cherry and blackberry fruit. Chewy on the full-bodied palate with tight wood tannins that need a few years to integrate. That said, there is enough intensity and weight to hold this structure. Better from 2025."

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  • 20230901

    91

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    Vinous, September 2023

    "The 2020 Criazna is 100% Tempranillo from Pesquera del Duero. Aged for 14 months in American Oak barrels, its garnet-red with a purple sheen. The nose offers strawberry, herb, undergrowth and oak aromas/ Dry and taut on the palate with finely-grained tannins and a compact profile, this is aflavorful example of Ribera red. "

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  • 20230601

    90

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    Wine & Spirits, June 2023

    "Black cherry and fresh tobacco scents lift this wine out of its warm fruit flavors of jammy blueberries. Soft and cushioned, with oak in the background, this is mature and ready to drink."

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  • 2023-03-01

    93

    points

    Wine Enthusiast, March 2023

    "Deep violet-red in the glass, this wine has aromas of blackberry, cassis and dried Mediterranean herbs. Dark berries are joined on the palate by flavors of chocolate covered espresso bean, black olive paste and a hint of violet. Plush tannins make their way across the palate and dissolve into a bright, lingering finish."

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  • 2022-06-01

    91

    points

    Wine & Spirits, June 2022

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  • 2022-01-01

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    TEXSOM Awards, January 2022

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  • 2021-11-15

    90

    points

    Wine Spectator, November 2021

    "This graceful red shows nice freshness and balance, with glossy black cherry and red plum reduction, accented by notes of licorice, dried herb and espresso. Nice complexity. Drink now through 2028. 2,400 cases imported."

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  • 2021-07-15

    92

    points

    Decanter, July 2021

    "Saturated ruby color, with a blue meniscus, than a typical Fernandez nose; nutmeg, blueberry, laurel and soft butter. The palate has focus and pleasing weight, the initial spiciness harnesses the ensemble with an impressive capacity to satisfy."

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2021 Tinto Pesquera Crianza – Tasting Note

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2018 Tinto Pesquera Crianza – 92 points, Decanter – Shelftalker

2018 Tinto Pesquera Crianza – 90 points, Wine Spectator – Shelftalker

2018 Tinto Pesquera Crianza – Silver Medal, TEXSOM Award – Shelftalker

2019 Tinto Pesquera Crianza – 93 points, Wine Enthusiast – Shelftalker

2019 Tinto Pesquera Crianza – 91 points, Wine & Spirits – Shelftalker

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