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Review 2017 17 By Pinea Ribera del Duero

2017 17 By Pinea Ribera del Duero

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A quintessential Ribera del Duero, this high elevation Tempranillo is jam packed with risqué fruits, a powerful texture, and mouthwatering acidity!
About the Wine

Tasting Notes

Opaque garnet-red core with hints of light purple at the rim. Opening up regal and highly perfumed, expressing the classic fruit profile of Tempranillo with its own unique finesse very reminiscent of fine Burgundy. Black forest fruits, plum, and blueberry dominate with hints of light accents of vanilla, cacao nibs and cedar playing a supporting, background role. Velvetty feel in mouth with presence of fresh plum and berry compote laced with high-toned red fruits. The wine has broad shoulders, but also soft edges with chalky tannins and a lively mineral acidity driving a long and supple finish.

"17" by Pinea captures the elusive combination of intense concentration and lifted, complex aromatics that distinguishes the best Ribera del Duero wines. The lifted aromatics and elegant, supple body of "17" by Pinea is particularly appealing and a departure from the more aggressive, heavily extracted style the region is known for. To enhance the perfumed aromatics, decant for about 30 minutes before serving at a cool 60 degrees and use a Burgundy stem. Drink now or in the next 10-15 years.

About The Wine

Deep respect and love for nature and the land where the vines grow. Appreciation of nature’s wisdom and value its harmony, its biorhythm.

Accordingly, every step of PINEA’s winemaking process is anchored by utmost attention to detail on the vineyard and a rich knowledge of centuries-old traditions.

At nature’s perfect time, the grapes are delicately selected and hand cut, placed into small baskets to prevent even the slightest disturbance and de-stemmed by hand. Their non-interventionist vinification allows the fruit to be the star and truly speak as a testament to simple truths, elemental pedigree and sheer elegance.

Such an exceptional wine can only be produced in an exceptional place. The PINEA vineyards represent the perfect confluence of elements: soil, demanding environment and daunting weather. It is from these challenges the PINEA grape endures to impart the full wisdom and beauty of its vine unlike any other vines in the world.

The estate is located near the towns of Olmedillo de Roa and Villatuelda (Burgos), in the heart of the Ribera del Duero, at an average altitude of 3,050 feet above sea level. The vineyards benefit from nearly 360 degrees of exposition and are planted in slightly varying soil types, but generally chalky sand with abundant presence of limestone. Deeply structured rooting systems allow for vines to thrive under extreme temperatures without artificial irrigation. The fruit thus benefits from seasonal extremes ranging from cold snowy winters to hot summer days, and stress from fairly common 40°F day-to-night temperature fluctuations.

The founders’ desire to produce one of the best wines in the world results in a clear objective: to awaken your senses and soul. To achieve this, the founders recruited passionate winemaking artisans led by master oenologist Isaac Fernandez, arguably the best winemaker in Spain.

Technicals

Grapes:Tempranillo

Vintage: 2017

Alcohol:14.8

Fermentation: Spontaneous, native yeasts

Aging: 18 months, French and American oak Farming: Sustainable