17 BY PINEA
“17 by Pinea” celebrates the year 2017, a very important year in the life of our winery because important events took place during the year, including the commercial debut of our flagship PINEA. “17” reflects the careful attention to detail in viticulture that characterizes our winery; by aging in American and French oak barrels for 18 months, the Tempranillo grapes express a sense of origin that is worthy reflection of Ribera del Duero.
Favorable weather conditions allowed the harvest to be picked at the peak of its ripeness. Despite the dates being a little earlier than usual, the analytical data and tasting characteristics indicated that the fruit was perfectly balanced, ideal for producing an excellent vintage. The grapes arrived at the winery in a dry, healthy condition, thanks to the good weather and lack of rains. The yields were low, which led to higher quality grapes.
The harvest was carried out by hand, in 12kg crates, and then the grapes were transported to the winery to pass along a selection table. Fermentations took place in 10,000-liter stainless steel tanks with initial cold macerations to preserve all the varietal aromas. Temperature control during the process favored the extraction of the color and polyphenols that give the wine part of its body and complexity.
WINEMAKER: Isaac Fernández
D.O.: Ribera del Duero
VINTAGE: 2015 CRIANZA
GRAPE VARIETY: 100% Tempranillo
TOTAL ACIDITY: 4.72 g/L
ALCOHOL: 14.5% vol.
RESIDUAL SUGAR: 1.4 g/L
AGEING: 20 months in new French AND AMERICAN oak barrels
AGE OF VINES: 30+ years
FERMENTATION: spontaneous with native yeasts
TOTAL PRODUCTION: 1,000 CASES
Appearance: This red wine is clean and bright, of a deep, almost opaque cherry red color with a purplish rim.
Nose: It is clean, of medium-high intensity on the nose. After swirling, it expresses aromas of red fruits like strawberries and black fruits, particularly blackberry, ripe black plum and blueberry. These are joined by the subtle and elegant aromas of new oak, with hints of spices, vanilla, chocolate and toast.
Palate: On the palate, the wine comes together in a daring and powerful profile, with noticeable, silky tannins. It is very intense with a palate-filling body that shows the same perfect balance between fruit and toast as on the nose. The finish is long and persistent.