Founded in 1972 before Ribera del Duero DO was created in 1982. A living icon of Spanish wine and widely regarded as the “Master of the Tempranillo” Alejandro Fernández achieves naturally concentrated, elegant wines which are expressive in youth yet benefit greatly from age. Currently under vine in Pesquera are 500 acres, exclusively Tempranillo. Soil types include deep gravel relatively rare in the area and essential to the singularly complex “Pesquera” bouquet.
Very few people can take credit for revolutionizing a major wine region. Baron Philippe de Rothschild in Bordeaux, Robert Mondavi in Napa Valley, Angelo Gaja in Piedmont are among them, and all have become icons to wine lovers worldwide. Here’s another name to add to the list: Alejandro Fernandez, maker of Pesquera in Spain’s Ribera del Duero.