Piqueras Old Vines Garnacha – D.O. Almansa – 2017
Awarded Gold by Singapore Newspaper
Grape variety: 100 % Garnacha Tintorera
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
Grape variety: 70% Monastrell, 20% Garnacha Tintorera, 10% Syrah
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
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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