The Reserva is made from 90% Tempranillo vines which have an average age of 35 years.
The three Pérez Pascuas brothers, Benjamín, Manuel and Adolfo, decided to embark on an ambitious project: to make one of the best wines in Spain. The brothers were fortunate to already have 60-year-old Tempranillo vines that had been planted by their father Mauro Pérez. Today the third generation of Pérez Pascuas brothers are involved in this well established family business.
The winery is situated on top of the hill just outside the village of Pedrosa de Duero, with panoramic views over the surrounding vineyards and countryside. This position at altitude is responsible for their overall micro-climate being cooler, with a considerable diurnal temperature differential. This makes for a lengthier growing season with the grapes hanging longer on the vine for slow ripening, meaning their harvest is often completed weeks after surrounding, lower lying vineyards. The wines are judiciously matured in French oak casks to produce serious, multi-layered wines of great elegance and finesse.
Robert Parker: 92