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Alejandro Fernández

The Spanish winery "Bodegas Alejandro Fernández" is located in the municipality of Pesquera de Duero in the DO Ribera del Duero, It was founded in 1972 by the trained agricultural machinery technician Alejandro Fernández, who had acquired large fortunes with the invention of agricultural machinery for sugar beet. The vineyards cover 220 hectares. The flagship of the house is "Pesquera de Duero" or "Pesquera" for short after the community of the same name. This counts next to the "pingus" of the winery Dominio de Pingus and the "Unico" of the winery Vega Sicilia to the best and most expensive wines Spain and the world. He was founded by Robert in 1992 Parker designated as "Petrus of Spain" and thus suddenly world famous. The wine is made from the Tinta del País (Tempranillo) grape variety, which is cultivated with very limited yields.

After fermentation there is a two-week maceration period, followed by malolactic fermentation in French or American oak barrels. Afterwards there is no beautifying or filtering. There are the different qualities of Crianza, Reserva and Gran Reserva, which differ in the age of the vines, the selection of grapes, the age of the barriques and the duration of the barrel aging (up to four years). A variant called "Reserva Janus" is only produced in special years (for example 1986 and 1994) and is produced using the classic method with complete grapes (without stripping). The "Condado de Haza" winery near Roa de Duero is also owned, where a single-variety red wine Tinto Fino (Tempranillo) is produced. Alongside Vega Sicilia, Alejandro Fernández is considered an important pioneer of the modern Ribera del Duero wine style. The owner is also known as "Rey del Tempranillo" (King of Tempranillo).

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