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, The Wine Advocate, August ’18 gave 96 points to 2012 Pérez Pascuas Gran Selección, Gran Reserva. “… a monumental, classical Ribera del Duero, still young and lively, a little closed on the nose, but showing magnificent harmony on the palate, with super refined tannins. It's gobsmacking. It's pure Tinto Fino from an 83-year-old vineyard...”
-eRobertParker.com, The Wine Advocate, Oct ’15 gave 96 points to 2010 Pérez Pascuas Gran Selección, Gran Reserva. “… matured in oak barrels for 26 months, yet the nose is not excessively oaky, and is very spicy with nice fruit integration… The palate is silky with very refined tannins, great balance, and length.”
-eRobertParker.com, The Wine Advocate, 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."