Ribera del Duero, Castilla y León
Tinto Pesquera was established in 1972 by Alejandro Fernandez, a 100% tempranillo wine made in the Ribera del Duero. Pesquera’s success brought attention to the potential of this terroir, which eventually achieved its own DOC status.
Tinto Pesquera is made up of 65 hectares of well-draining and south-facing gravelly slopes at altitudes of between 2000-2300 feet above sea level. The warm days and cool nights help regulate sugars and extend the growing season.
Tempranillo in Ribera del Duero is more powerful than in Rioja and Pesquera is no exception. Their wines have a lot of intensity buttressed by good structure and concentrated fruit along with notes of spice, vanilla, and smoke.