Peonía, Grupo Pesquera’s new wine
Grupo Pesquera has launched its latest creation: Peonía. This new wine from the Dehesa la Granja bodega in Zamora, made from grapes harvested in 2007, has reached its fullest expression for release on the market and is now ready to enjoy. Peonía boasts its own unique ageing style: aged less in the barrel – 9 months in American oak – and more in the bottle – a long 7-year period. This marks a before and after in the bodega’s winemaking technique and gives rise to a more fruity, smooth character. Peonía (peony in English) is a flower transformed into wine which faces the challenge of fulfilling the expectations of its name. “Peonía is a gentle, sensitive flower and we want our wine to represent those characteristics, to be full and silky in the mouth”, states Eva Fernández, oenologist at Grupo Pesquera’s bodegas.
The origin of this exceptional wine can be found in the grapes grown in the El Pinar vineyard. Five hectares of low-yield vines give rise to one of Dehesa la Granja’s finest vineyards with well-drained, sandy soils and excellent ripening potential given its south-facing orientation. The decision was taken in 2007, after a good harvest reinforced by mild weather, to set aside the vineyard to make a distinct type of wine which has now become a reality in the form of Peonía’s first vintage.