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Pesquera Crianza 2016

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€15.95

Pesquera Crianza 2016

Characteristics

  • Crianza. 18 Months in American oak barrels
  • Bottle size:
  • 75 cl
  • Percentage of Alcohol:
  • 14.5

Score

90
Enterwine Score 90
90
Media rating 90

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€15.95
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Details

Arguably the best-known wine of the well-known Alejandro Fernández, Pesquera Crianza is also an emblem of modern Ribera del Duero. Just for the record, Pesquera wines rose to stardom in 1982, when Robert Parker compared them to Château Petrus.

As most of Alejandro Fernández's wines, this Spanish red wine is crafted entirely from Tempranillo, the winemaker's most cherished variety.

Traditionally vinified, the grapes used to produce Pesquera Crianza 2016 were fermented without temperature control and macerated for over a long period of time.

Then, the wine was transferred into American oak barrels, where it was aged for 18 months.

Finally, this classic red wine from Ribera del Duero was aged for a further 6 months in the cellar prior to its release.

Drink over the next 6 years. Aerate 30 minutes before drinking.

 

Additional Information

Appearance

The red wine Pesquera Crianza has a medium-high cherry-coloured robe with a purple rim.

Nose

Intense and expressive, this Tempranillo feels quite young. Lively aromas of blue and blackberries, combined with wooden notions of balsam, menthol, coco, sweet spices, cocoa, coffee and toffee. This Ribera del Duero is complex and ever-changing.

Palate

Strong and powerful, this wine by Bodega Tinto Pesquera is still slightly tannic at this moment. Showing a substantial potential for evolution, Tinto Pesquera Crianza exhibits some prominent notes of chocolate, blackcurrants, balsam and spices. Well-structured, with a long, pleasant finish.

Our personal opinion

An all-time classic, Pesquera Crianza 2016 pairs wonderfully with roasted meats. Here is a little secret: the combination of this Ribera del Duero with another Spanish classic, namely a Castilian "cochinillo" (roast suckling pig), is a match made in heaven.

OTHER VINTAGES

Pesquera Crianza 2015:

Enterwine 90.

Pesquera Crianza 2014:

Enterwine 90.

Pesquera Crianza 2013:

Enterwine 90.

Year 2016
Type Red
D.O. Ribera del Duero
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 16-18ºC
Should this wine be decanted? 40-60 minutes before serving
Does this wine follow the guidelines of biodynamic Farming? No
Organic No
Is this product free of sulfites? No
Ageing Crianza
Type of ageing Months in American oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 18
Parker Score No
Peñin Score No
Our Score 90
Media rating 90
Other guides No
Name of Award No
Mono-Varietal Tempranillo
Percentage of variety No
Pairings Cold meats, Cooked foods, Pasta with red sauce and meat, Rice with meat, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb, Roasted lamb ribs, Specialty plates, Steak Tartare, Stews, Vegetables
Taste Complex and Elegant, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes
Occasion Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, Reunion with colleagues
  1. dear Pesquera... review by Gustav on 3/13/2019
    Value

    One of the wines with taught me to love wine. I still enjoy it after all these years.

  2. pesquera crianza review by Savior on 6/11/2018
    Value

    Pesquera seemed to have fallen into terminal decay, but fortunately the trend has been reversed. This wine is full of energy and charm.

  3. Good Pesquera review by Dimitri on 8/29/2017
    Value

    I learned to appreciate the wines from Ribera del Duero drinking Pesquera by Mr. Alejandro Fernandes. The quality has remained consistent over the years.

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