By: Joe Manekin | K&L Spanish & Portuguese Wine Buyer
Hi there. Apologies for the formal Spanish intro, this is more or less how I begin my emails to folks whose wineries I am looking to check out in Spain. I've been doing a lot of this over the past month and a half or so, as the annual spring product sourcing mission to Spain is fast approaching.
So, what are we selling this week? Peciña Rioja.
There are few wineries - year in, year out - whose entire range of production you know will be consistently delicious. Peciña is amongst the few. I think it's fairly telling that, should you ever visit Pedro Peciña Crespo, there will likely be a leg of Joselito Jamón Ibérico on offer (there are different producers of Spain's most famous food export, of which Joselito is widely regarded as the best). Pedro trades Peciña wines for Joselito's delicious Ibérico. They're buddies, and while I do not know Joselito, I can only imagine that there is a mutual admiration of each other's products which unites them.
Please browse our entire Peciña inventory online (search 'Pecina')- there's everything from sumptuous Gran Reservas, to 12 year old magnums of Crianza, a Reserva from the banner 2001 vintage, etc.
For this email, though, I'd like to focus on their most humble, though arguably the most transparent and expressive, of their wines. It's consistently the best unoaked tempranillo from Rioja we carry. A real treat which shows the quality of the terroir and of the wines casa Peciña.
2010 Señorío de P.Peciña Joven Rioja - $13.99
Spanish, Portuguese, Latin American Wine Buyer
K&L Wine Merchants
Ph: 877.559.4637 ext. 2748