Bodegas Hermanos Peciña
Bodegas Hermanos Peciña produces classic Rioja, which might sound like an odd statement for a winery that was only just founded in 1992. That’s until you understand its founder, Pedro Peciña. After 18 years as vineyard manager at the famed classic producer Rioja Alta, Pedro left to focus his skills on his own 20-hectare estate.
Peciña’s vineyards are some of Rioja’s finest, located at high altitude with rich chalky soils. Farming includes no use of pesticides with all harvesting done by hand. Peciña’s winemaking includes hand-racking—moving the wine from one barrel to another to let the wine breathe—and extended aging in neutral American-oak barrels, making these wines very complex and nuanced upon release.
Bodegas Hermanos Peciña’s Crianza is aged two years in barrel and 18 months in bottle. It is a blend of primarily tempranillo with a small amount of garnacha. It is a graceful and accessible example of Peciña’s pedigree.