An exuberant wine with a deep, ruby-red color with aromas of fresh fruit, underscored by notes of cedar, licorice and elegant minerality. On the palate it’s powerful, fruity, menthol, cocoa, toasted coffee, and minerals with noble tannins. Powerful and enveloping in the mouth, with a very long finish.
Pairs with: Grilled steaks, braised meats like lamb and beef short ribs, stews and hearty dishes.
Grapes are hand harvested, de-stemmed and pressed. Long maceration about 24 days on skins. Temperature controlled fermentation done in stainless steel.
Aging is for 6 months in French Oak barrels, 6 months in American Oak barrels of 2nd and 3rd use. After that will remain 12 months in bottle before release.
Wine Advocate – 91
“The 2020 El Pedrosal, which is sold under the brand Cepa Gavilán, wants to be a balanced, fresh and Atlantic red produced with Tinto Fino. It matured in’ barrel for 12 months and has 14.5% alcohol and good acidity and freshness. The wine introduces the serious and classical wine style with ripeness, austerity and balance with typical rusticity and unusual elegance, a medium to full-bodied palate and fine tannins.”
Wine & Spirits Magazine – 93
“2019 Ribera del Duero El Pedrosal Crianza (Best Buy) Aside from feeling pure and tasting fresh and delicious, there’s dimension to this wine in its weave of spices and notes of fresh cherries and cherry leaves. The acidity and tannins pull back on all the fruit, creating a rich undertow. This is young-vine tempranillo showing off its provenance without ambitions.”