Pinea Ribera del Duero 2018
VINTAGE : 2018
COUNTRY : Spain
REGION/APPELLATION : Ribera del Duero
VARIETALS : Tempranillo
Our flagship PINEA is the result of passionate viticulture, meticulous grape selection and attention to every detail in its wine-making process. PINEA possesses the characteristics of all great wines:
1) Character and Sense of Place, achieved partly from careful grape selection sourced from estate vineyards with vines ranging from 20 to 90+ years of age, that benefit from the perfect stress of the elements that the higher altitudes of Ribera provides.
2) Elegance, Complexity and lifted aromatics, achieved from our love for nature, precision viticulture (sustainable, bio-dynamic), attention to every detail in vinification and patient aging in only the best French oak barrels; and,
3) Aging Potential, thanks to the confluence of elements from sun, soil, water, wind and our team’s wine-making techniques. The result: a 2017 vintage of PINEA that awakens your senses and soul, delivering minutes of pleasure and partaking in moments that last forever.
Nose: A grand melange of aromas of fruit, flowers, and spicy tones. Aromas of black fruit dominate (blackberries, ripe black plum, dried fig, strawberries, and black cassis), with exquisit perfumy scents of hibiscus, cocoa, violets, and lavender. Mineral notes and aromas of mild tobacco leaves, fresh leather, and an elegant, toasted background.
Palate: Decisively medium-bodied with powerful and elegant approach and a plush texture that is velvety and rich from start to finish. Sculpted tannins are well-integrated, and displays perfect balance on the journey through the front, mid and back-palate with vibrant acidity and a long, savory finish. Sweetness of black forest fruits, blackberries, and ripe black plum with scents of eucalyptus and spices such as clove and black pepper, mild nuttiness, coffee and smoke that enrich the harmonious finish.