The 2017 Pinea "17 by Pinea" Ribera del Duero Crianza captures the elusive combination of intense concentration and lifted, complex aromatics that distinguishes the best Ribera del Duero wines. The lifted aromatics and elegant, supple body of "17" by Pinea is particularly appealing and a departure from the more aggressive, heavily extracted style typically found in wines from the region. The nose is regal and highly perfumed, expressing the classic fruit profile of Tempranillo with its own unique finesse very reminiscent of fine Burgundy. Black forest fruits, plum, and blueberry dominate with hints of light accents of vanilla, cacao nibs, and cedar playing a supporting, background role. The palate broods with fresh plum and berry compote laced with high-toned red fruits. The wine has broad shoulders, but also soft edges with chalky tannins and a lively mineral acidity driving a long and supple finish.
Varietal Composition: 100% Tempranillo
Appellation: Ribera del Duero DO
Aging: 18 months in 70% French and 30% American oak barrels
Winemaker: Isaac Fernández