Viña Pedrosa - Cepa Gavilán Crianza Ribera del Duero 2017
Viña Pedrosa - Cepa Gavilán Crianza Ribera del Duero 2017 (88 TSW)
Today the entry level Crianza from Viña Pedrosa on the winetable. Perfect with the cold weather in the Netherlands. An excellent table wine for a good price.
The 2017 vintage:
The end of winter occurred with low water reserves in the subsoil. Spring was dry. Summer was extremely dry in July and August, with rains strong points towards the end. Autumn was also very dry, with normal temperatures. At the temperature level, the months of June and July were very warm, the rest of the months being normal. That is why the accumulated heat these two months ended up marking a year warm as a whole.
The main event was the frost that affected the entire Ribera del Douro on the night of April 28. It was a winter frost, with a strong north wind that had cooled the atmosphere throughout the late. The clear night caused -6 C to be reached in practically all points, whether they were high, slopes or valleys. And the day dawned with a strong sun and a change of warm wind, which enhanced the effect of night frost.
About the wine:
The grapes used for this wine come from vineyards located in Pedrosa de Duero at around 840 metres of altitude, which take up around 135 hectares of land. The vines are aged between 10 and 15 years. These are the youngest vineyards managed by the winery. The land where Cepa Gavilán Crianza is born, is clayey-calcareous. The climate is continental, with a considerable Atlantic influence.
After the corresponding vinification processes, the must of Cepa Gavilán Crianza is aged for approximately one year in French and American oak barrels.
My tasting notes:
In the glass a dark ruby red color.
On the medium(+) nose aromas of blackberries, ripe cherries and blueberries with hints of cedar, balsamico, herbs and vanilla hints.
On the palate dry, medium(+) bodied with medium(+) acidity and medium(+) ripe tannins. Flavours of blackberries, raspberries and plums with spices and cedar. Medium(+) length finish.