Profile of La Pesquera

La Pesquera, in 1972, Alejandro Fernández and wife Esperanza licensed their bodega in Pesquera. This was well before Ribera del Duero was a well-known region for quality wines. The 16th-century lagar and press house serving as grape receiving and processing through the 1982 harvest. (His machine shop which ceased business in 1985 still serves as the source for stainless tanks and countless other items for vineyard and bodega.) The barriques are a mix of American, Spanish and French oak, custom-cured and made by Spain’s finest coopers. Alejandro developed and expanded vineyards, his Viña Alta in 1972, the area’s first to be wire-trained. A current total of over 500 acres of mature vineyard is spread out over a variety of terroirs. Wines produced by Alejandro Fernández are made exclusively from the difficult, quick-maturing Tempranillo variety, of which he is considered a master. His world-famous Tinto Pesquera is aged a minimum of 18 months in oak, with selected Reservas and Grandes Reservas remaining in barrel for 24 months and longer. Other excellent wines by Alejandro Fernández include Condado de Haza, Dehesa la Granja (In Zamora, near Toro) and El Vinculo (In Ciudad Real, la Mancha).

Wines produced

  • Pesquera Crianza

    100% Tempranillo, 18 months in oak.

  • Pesquera Reserva

    Tempranillo, 24-36 months in oak.

  • Pesquera Gran Reserva

    100% Tempranillo, 36-48 months in oak and bottle.

  • Pesquera Janus Gran Reserva

    100% Tempranillo, 36-48 months in oak and bottle.

Winery details

La Pesquera

C/ Real n. 2,
47315, Pesquera de Duero
Valladolid
Tel +34 983 870 037
Fax +34 989 870 088

Appellation
Ribera del Duero
Founded
1975
Area under vine
150 ha
Age of vines
100 year old vines
Oak barrel origin
American
Winemaker
Eva Maria Fernandez
Owner
Alejandro Fernandez
Grape varietals
Tempranillo

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