BODEGAS HNOS. PEREZ PASCUAS
RIBERA DEL DUERO, SPAIN
Boldness. Structure. Ageability.
That's what we turn to the Ribera del Duero for.
But how about one more: value.
At a time when many of the region's top producers are asking for more than $100 a bottle, and with some critically acclaimed ones going for considerably more than that, value propositions might be hard to come by, but believe me: they're out there.
Exhibit A: Hermanos Pérez Pascuas, one of the OGs of Ribera del Duero.
These guys have been at the forefront of the movement to transform the region from a producer of humble table wine into a world-class destination. Not only that, but over the past four decades they have also managed the extremely difficult feat of elevating their standing while never sacrificing their original mission to make affordable, approachable wine.
A recent tasting of their 2020 and 2019 vintages only confirmed for us the tremendous bang-for-the-buck we've long known their wines to be, and just how suited they are for stocking up on by the case.
And so today we bring you four of their finest, all of which The Wine Advocate lauded for their potential for aging.
- their 93+-point Viña Pedrosa Reserva 2019
- their 92-point Viña Pedrosa La Navilla Reserva 2019
- their 92-point Viña Pedrosa Crianza 2020
- their 91-point El Pedrosal Ribera del Duero 2020
- their 96-point Gran Seleccion Gran Reserva 2012
Beyond the combination of power and affordability, what makes these wines special is that they impart such a deep sense of the land. In this case, the Pedrosa de Duero, where the calcareous clay soils are ideal for producing wines of depth, dimension, and ageability.
The winemaking is about as unfussy and untrendy as it gets, leaning on the verities of patience, time, and attentive, hands-on labor: all the grapes are hand-harvested, and the wines are given a lengthy maturation in the cellar before being estate-bottled.
The Wine Advocate singled out the Viña Pedrosa Reserva for its remarkable "balance and freshness," despite the warm, dry vintage (and also despite two years of maturation in barrique), calling it a "powerful" wine with "elegant rusticity" that "should develop nicely in bottle." And should, we think, make good on the plus-sign promise in its score.
Ditto the Viña Pedrosa La Navilla Reserva, which aged for 20 months in French oak barrels — a wine of "rustic personality and abundant tannins," in the words of The Wine Advocate — and the Viña Pedrosa Crianza 2020, the estate's flagship, which fermented with a selection of indigenous yeasts and matured in barrel for 18 months; The Wine Advocate singled out its "mellow palate, fine tannins and … gentle and approachable mouthfeel."
As I said, folks, at these prices and with this strong potential for aging, you're going to want to order these by the case, or by the cases. So act now to secure yours!
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