Tinto Pesquera Ribera del Duero Reserva 2012 A classic and a legend among the wineries of Rivera del Duero, Spain. One of Alejandro Fernández’s most consumed wines, which is elegant, with great finesse and silkiness, good tannins and an intense and long finish. Wine & Spirits have it among the Top 100 wines of 2018.
It has a very deep and elegant nose. Intense and fruity, notes of blackberry, licorice and well-assembled wood touches appear.
Well-rounded tannins and perfect acidity under the tongue give this wine freshness and vividness of face a long aging in the bottle. Intense and long end.
Beef, Lamb, Game (deer, venison). Perfect to accompany stews or a good roast lamb.
Wine Enthusiast: 93 points Cellar Selection
WINE & SPIRITS: AMONG TOP 100 of 2018
Patricio Tapia, critic for Spanish wines in Wines & Spirits Magazine, rated our wine as exceptional (90+). Tinto Pesquera Reserva 2012, Ribera del Duero.”This is dominated by ripe red fruit, with subtle notes of spice that fill out the flavor. The tannins are tame, accompanied by tense acidity that releases more red fruit as the wine advances into the finish. Although this is still very young, it already brings to mind a pairing with braised pork tenderloin.”
A self-made man
It is often said that childhood shapes an individual’s future, and every year from being a boy, Alejandro, following family tradition, learned from his father to make wine using grapes from small vineyards. He is the perfect example of the self-made man. A man who, in his youth, and while holding down various jobs, nurtured his dream of one day running a bodega. However, he had to wait until 1972 to have his own bona fide bodega; a modest 16th century stone-built bodega, from where almost all the winemaking process was carried out.
Although at the beginning things were not easy, in the 1970s time finally proved the committed and determined young Alejandro Fernández right. After 10 years of hard work, the modest 16th century stone-built bodega planted the seed for what was to become one of the most prestigious bodegas in Spain. Nowadays, the result of such an extraordinary endeavor is appreciated worldwide.