Grapes: 100% Tinto Fino (Tempranillo) coming from the single vineyard, La Navilla, with chalky clay soil, and an altitude of 2,700 feet above sea level, their highest vineyard. The average age of the vines is 30 years old. An exceptional terroir, where the authentic clone of Tinto Fino, grafted from the old vinyards of the Pérez Pascuas brothers, reaches its maximum extent, and singularity.
Aging: 20 months in French oak barrels, minimum of 12 months in bottle.
Taste: Good structure, dense, concentrated, with noble tannins of great quality, round, and without any sharp points. Very complex aromas, fruit, smoke, spicy notes, with a great balance between the fruit, and the oak. Its toasted aromas, and minerality, give it a very original sensation, with a good intensity, and elegance.
Color: Cherry red, very vivid, intense, and bright.
Talking About the Wines:
- Wine Spectator Magazine, May '19 gave 91 Points to 2015 Viña Pedrosa "La Navilla". "This generous red delivers plum, blackberry and currant flavors backed by cocoa, loamy earth and licorice notes. Plush but solidly built."
-eRobertParker.com, The Wine Advocate, August ’18 gave 94 points to 2015 Viña Pedrosa “La Navilla” Reserva. “There is a touch more freshness in the single-vineyard 2015 Viña Pedrosa la Navilla Reserva compared with the regular Reserva from this same vintage. All wines ferment with indigenous yeasts, and this one matured for some 20 months in oak. This is clean, open and perfumed, refined and expressive, with great balance and freshness, not showing any excess or the warmth of the year...”
-eRobertParker.com, The Wine Advocate, “The Independent Consumer’s Bimonthly Guide to Fine Wine” gave 94 points to 2014 Viña Pedrosa “La Navilla” Reserva. “… This is extremely perfumed, a little more modern if you like, with perfect integration of the oak with the wine, the nose is tremendously harmonious… this wine when I first put my nose in the glass, it continued opening up, and developing. It has the very fine tannins, that are part of the house style, and the lively mouthfeel of the 2014's…”
-A View From The Cellar, May-June '18 gave 91 points to 2014 Viña Pedrosa "La Navilla" Reserva. “The 2014 Viña Pedrosa “La Navilla” Reserva hails from one of the higher altitude vineyards in this sector of Ribera del Duero (2700 feet above sea level) and this gives the wine a nice sense of precision on both the nose and palate, from the cooler evening temperatures here. The 2014 La Navilla is a lovely wine, offering up a complex bouquet of red and black cherries, plums, cocoa powder, good soil tones, a touch of cigar wrapper and a fine coating of new oak. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and nascently complex, with a good core, fine focus and grip, moderate tannins and a long, well-balanced finish. This is listed on the back label at 14.5 percent, but seems a tad lower than this and is really quite a good example of today’s Ribera del Duero.”