D.O. Ribera del Duero, Spain
Bodegas Hnos. Pérez Pascuas is an example of a well-consolidated cellar, family owned for 3 generations, distinguishing itself by maintaining an irreproachable personality in its wines year after year.
This wine cellar, a pioneer in Ribera del Duero, began activities in 1980, when three brothers: Benjamín, Manuel, and Adolfo Pérez Pascuas, convinced of the excellent potential that lay in the vineyards owned by their father, decided to undertake an ambitious project: “to make one of the best wines in Spain…”
This is a family cellar, which has focused on quality from its inception, with much hard work at the vineyard, and intense dedication. Currently, 500,000 bottles are produced yearly, and this limited production allows for strict controls of the winemaking process from start to finish.
All grapes come from their own 333 acres of vineyards: 90% Tinta Fino (Tempranillo) and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon. A great number of the vines are over twenty-five years old and grow on privileged soils.
The vineyards are located in Pedrosa de Duero in the D.O. Ribera del Duero, a town with a winemaking tradition that spans over a hundred years. The terrain is smooth and the soils are a chalky-clay. The vineyards are located at an altitude of 2,624 feet above sea level.
The climate is Continental, with an Atlantic influence, and an average year-round temperature of 52ºF, with an annual rainfall of about 19 inches.