Bodegas Hermanos de Pecina of Rioja is firmly planted in the old school camp. Although the estate was started only in 1992, its founder, Pedro Pecina had worked for over 20 years prior to that as the head agronomist for La Rioja Alta, learning all facets of production and especially the planting and managing of all the estate’s vineyards. The Pecina winery and vineyards are located in San Vicente, which while technically in the Rioja Alta sub-zone, is not in the vicinity of Haro where most of the other traditional Rioja houses have their cellars. Rather it is located on the northeast side of the Ebro river near the border of the Basque Alavesa zone. These vineyards - many 40 to 60 years old - are actually some of the finest in the appellation as they fall at the foothills of the Sierra Cantabria Mountains at an average of 500 meters, and offer hillside expositions as well as complex and diverse soils. Many of Peciña’s most prized vineyards are actually on north facing slopes which Pedro feels helps give the wines good freshness and delineation.
We here at PJ Wine are huge fans of the work Senorio de P. Pecina is doing in Rioja, we even chose their 2013 Rioja Reserva as our 2020 wine of the year. Today we have their Rosado on special, which is more like a light red than a true rosé. It is medium-bodied with complexity and character that is hard to come by in rosé. Our sale price is silly low on this, so pick up some while you can for the price is only good for our current inventory.
Senorio de P. Pecina Rioja Rosado 2019
Shelf Price $10.99
Sale Price $8.97
90 pts Vinous
Vivid scarlet. Pungent red berry, blood orange and floral scents pick up a spicy topnote with air. Juicy and well-concentrated but lively as well, offering sappy strawberry, cherry and orange pith flavors and a touch of succulent herbs. Finishes long and smooth, with repeating florality and a gently sweet red fruit note.
90 pts Wine Advocate
The young, fruit-driven and bright pink 2019 Señorío de P. Peciña Cosecha Rosado shows ripe red fruit aromas and flavors. It was produced with Garnacha grapes from a 29-year-old vineyard between San Vicente de la Sonsierra and the hamlet of Ribas de Tereso. It's clean, has some complexity and a serious and dry profile, enough to stand to a good variety of foods. It's tasty and a little savory.