Impressive wines: Harvesting takes place from August to October, when the vine leaves turn the colour of ochre after having passed their vitality on to the grape clusters. This signals that the time has come for human intervention in the bodega to carry on from where nature left off.
Pesquera wines are always made from the whole fruit, after destemming. Temperature controlled fermentation lasts two to three weeks. Afterwards, and without clarifying, the grape pulp is directly transferred to an astute and subtle combination of French and American oak barrels that have been subject to various degrees of toasting. Where, in between frequent pump-overs, the wines are left to stand. Tinto Pesquera wines are aged in oak for 18 months while Reservas and Grandes Reservas are aged for no less than 24 months.
Tasting Notes: Under the ruby colour, the nose is intense and complex. Enjoy this dry, full-bodied and woody red featuring lively acidity. On the palate, it showcases firm tannins and a full-bodied mouthfeel that leads into a long finish.
Pairings: bull meat , cured cheeses , game animals , poultry , red meat with gravy , roasted foods , roasted lamb , roasted lamb ribs , roasted red meats , rosted piglet , specialty spanish prosciutto.