This wine is the result of choice grapes from vines averaging 70 years old. Mauro Pérez was born surrounded by the vines of Pedrosa de Duero. A wise man with a deep love of his land, he tilled the vineyards and planted vines that today are the source of this unique wine. The wise old crooked vines in the Valtarreña Estate are filled with many virtues acquired throughout their long life, producing grapes of exceptional quality. "The family's wine" offers supreme quality at its highest exponent.
Grapes: 100% Tinto Fino (Tempranillo), 70 year old vines.
Aging: 26 months in barrels (French and American oak) minimum of at least 4 years bottle aging before release.
Taste: Lively, with marked nerve and very fine tannins. Beautiful structure, powerful and very well balanced. Noticeable persistence. Complex aroma, blending primary notes of red currants and licorice with numerous spicy and mineral hints. A very wide wine, voluptuous and well-balanced.
Color: Intense red with dark cherry hues and a pomegranate rim evidence a very slow, positve development. Beautiful, very intense.
Talking About the Wines:
-eRobertParker.com, Oct '15 gave 96 points to 2010 Pérez Pascuas Gran Seleccion, Gran Reserva. "The wine, in a dream vintage like 2010, matured in oak barrels 26 months, yet the nose is not excessively oaky and is very spicy with nice fruit in integration; it's still showing very young and only starting to develop hints of tertiary, more complex aromas. The palate is silky with very refined tannins, great balance and length."
-eRobertParker.com, Aug '14 gave 94 points to 2009 Pérez Pascuas Gran Seleccion, Gran Reserva. "It's an electric Ribera, with plenty of stuffing and balance to make very old bones. This is an impressive, soil-driven, austere Ribera, very much in the style of the Pérez Pascuas family."