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Bodegas Piqueras, S.A. : A family-owned 4th generation winery located in Almansa

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Bodegas Piqueras, S.A. is a family-owned 4th generation winery founded in 1915, by the Piqueras family. The Piqueras Winery is located in Almansa, in the south east of Spain, 60 km from Alicante and the Mediterranean Sea.
Bodegas Piqueras, S.A. own vineyards are located in an area of ​​viticultural production of the DO Almansa that is characterized by a low fertility terrain and low rainfall that, together with a semi-arid continental climate, allows us to obtain wines with high color concentration and great aromatic richness.
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Bodegas Piqueras, S.A. have been growing generation after generation, delivered to the cultivation of the vine, the continuous improvement of the quality, the careful selection of the barrels and the elaboration and commercialization of wines with own character.The main objective is to offer high quality wines throughout the production process, from the choice of the plant to the design of the labels, always maintaining and reflecting the origin and history.They produce wines for more than 100 years with great family character. Their wines, improved over four generations, reflect the essence of their land and their people, while being modern, elegant and expressive wines. 
Bodegas Piqueras, S.A. grow their grapes in complete union with nature, in a biological microsystem where animals, plants, sun, earth and air interact to create the perfect conditions for the vine. On the farm there is an organic sheep farm, which graze freely in the surroundings of the Timonares Estate. Sheep naturally help keep vegetation low, and organic fertilizer provides nutrients to the soil. In addition to their vineyards they have a large area dedicated to the cultivation of olives and cereals, both organic farming. Extra virgin olive oil, obtained from our olive harvests of CORNICABRA variety, is made for our own use, and for limited local sale.
This 2019, Bodegas Piqueras, S.A. has joined Singapore Newspaper Wines, Spirits and Beers Competition and won 2 gold medal and a silver medal. Here are the list of wines:

Piqueras Old Vines Garnacha – D.O. Almansa – 2017

Awarded Gold by Singapore Newspaper

Grape variety: 100 % Garnacha Tintorera

D.O.P.:  Almansa

Current vintage: 2017

Vineyard: 750-900 metres altitude, 45-60-year-old dry-farmed bush vines planted in cool and sandy plots to obtain a wine with sweeter tannins whilst preserving the fruit on the palate, nutrient-poor and limestone-rich soil, average yield of 1.2-1.5 kg of grapes per bush vine, scarce rainfall, organic farming methods & sustainable winery practices.

Ageing: 6-8 months.

Harvest: hand harvesting during the first week of October selecting the best small bunches of grapes with optimal maturity.

Type of cask: American fine grain medium-toasted oak casks (300 L)

Vinification: continuous maceration at 25º C during 2 weeks to preserve the primary aroma of the fruit and not extract to much tannin on the palate.

Tasting notes: Rich and full-bodied red wine deep in colour with an extensive range of ripe dark fruit and wild fresh herbs. Smooth juicy tannins and good levels of natural acidity combine to offer a wine full of flavour.

Food pairing: Enjoy this incredible value-for-money Mediterranean-style wine on its own or with roasted or grilled red meat or game bird dishes.

Serving temperature: Best served at 16-18 °C.

Piqueras Gold Label – D.O. Almansa – 2016

                 Awarded Gold by Singapore Newspaper

Grape variety: 70% Monastrell, 20% Garnacha Tintorera, 10% Syrah

D.O.P.:  Almansa

Current vintage: 2016

Vineyard: 850-900 meters of altitude, they are cultivated in vines of dry bushes in fresh and sandy plots to obtain a wine with sweeter tannins and at the same time the fruit is conserved in the palate, soil poor in nutrients and limestone, little rain, methods of certified organic farming and sustainable winery practices.

Ageing: 9 months.

Vinification: Pre-maceration in cold for 3 days to extract more color, freshness and aromas of primary fruits. Alcoholic fermentation with temperature control at 27ºC. Malolactic fermentation with a soft and regular bath to move fine lees for 2 months. Once completed, the wine is transferred by gravity and aged for another 9 months in French fine-roasted Allier barrels of 500 liters of second and third fill.

Tasting notes: Red wine of medium to full red cherry-crimson with subtle and elegant notes of vanilla, spicy notes and wild herbs of the desert that surrounds the vineyards.

Food pairing: This soft and fruity red wine combines either alone or with tapas, with grilled, roasted or fried dishes, grilled red meats, rice and pasta dishes, salty sausages (ham, chorizo, etc.) and semi-Cured Cheese.

Serving temperature: It is recommended to serve at 16-18º C.

Piqueras Wild Fermented Verdejo – D.O. Almansa – 2018

Awarded Silver by Singapore Newspaper

Grape variety: 100 % Verdejo 

D.O.P.:  Almansa

Current vintage: 2018

Vineyards: 110 hectares, single estate 700-800 metres altitude organic farming methods, nutrient-poor and limestone-rich soil, scarce rainfall.

Ageing: 6 months.

Harvest: Verdejo grapes sourced from our coolest high-altitude vines are carefully selected and harvested at night in mid-September selecting the best small bunches of grapes with optimal maturity.

Vinification: Verdejo grapes harvested at optimum ripeness are fermented with the wild native yeasts of the grapes in select French Allier 300 litre fine grain lightly toasted oak barrels for 2 months. The wine is then aged for a further 6 months in small stainless steel tanks in constant contact with the fine lees and regular bâtonnage prior to being racked, softly filtered and bottled.

Type of cask: French fine grain Allier untoasted oak casks (300 L)

Tasting of cask: Bright and golden yellow to the eye, this wine has an intense complex nose of ripe exotic fruit, minerals and a touch of wood. Unctuous and elegant on the palate with great natural acidity, balance and a persistent finish.

Food pairing: Enjoy this incredible value-for-money white wine with appetizers, richly-flavoured fish and seafood dishes, white meats and rice dishes.

Serving temperature: Best served at 6-8 °C

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