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Cumal 2016

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€16.60

Cumal 2016

Characteristics

  • Crianza. 12 Months in French and American oak barrels
  • Bottle size:
  • 75 cl
  • Percentage of Alcohol:
  • 14.5

Score

92
Enterwine Score 92
92
Media rating 92

Availability: In stock

€16.60
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Details

The Dominio Dos Tares winery was founded with the aim of recuperating an exceptional, yet almost unknown native Spanish variety.

A single varietal Prieto Picudo, Cumal is produced in the northern Spanish province of Castilla y León.

This rare Spanish red wine is made from vines which are almost 100 years old. They are located at an altitude of 800 metres above sea level.

Selected twice, the grapes were destemmed and fermented uncrushed using indigenous yeasts for 28 days. Then they were macerated for several weeks with 3 daily pump-overs, transferred into new and used French and American oak barrels, and aged for 12 months.

Finally, this varietal Prieto Picudo was gently filtered before its bottling and aged for a further 12 months before its release.

Decant Cumal 2016 1 hour before drinking.

Additional Information

Appearance

The red wine Cumal has a deep, bright cherry-coloured robe with a garnet rim.

Nose

Somewhat closed at the beginning, as this red wine from Dominio DosTares opens it reveals a very original personality. Gamey and mineral, with a dense layer of wild berries, some spicy and balsamic notes, and a note of violets and dry earth. Complex, yet still packed.

Palate

The palate is powerful and, again, totally idiosyncratic. Dense, but neither massive nor overblown, this Prieto Picudo has a serious potential for evolution. Juicy notes of red and black fruit, extremely pure, with a sort of rustic character which feels very authentic. Terroir-bound, this wine from Castilla y León is deeply mineral, with a superb acidity and bold tannins. Long, complex finish.

Our personal opinion

The esoteric Cumal 2016 offers an opportunity of discovering an indigenous Spanish red variety. And an extremely interesting one at that. 

OTHER VINTAGES

Cumal 2015:

Enterwine 93. Peñín 93. Parker 92.

Cumal 2014:

Aged for 15 months in oak. Enterwine 93. Peñín 93. Parker 92.

Cumal 2013:

Aged for 10 months in oak. Enterwine 91.

Cumal 2012:

Parker 92. Peñín 92. Silver Medal-Vinalies Contest.

Cumal 2010:

Aged for 15 months in oak. Peñín 93.

Year 2016
Type Red
D.O. VT Castilla y León
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 15-17ºC
Should this wine be decanted? One hour before serving
Does this wine follow the guidelines of biodynamic Farming? No
Organic No
Is this product free of sulfites? No
Ageing Crianza
Type of ageing Months in French and American oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 12
Parker Score No
Peñin Score No
Our Score 92
Media rating 92
Other guides No
Name of Award No
Mono-Varietal Prieto Picudo
Percentage of variety No
Pairings Alone, Birds, Bull meat, Civet, Cooked foods, Duck, Game animals, Poultry, Rice with meat, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb, Roasted lamb ribs, Roasted pork, Roasted red meats, Stew
Taste Complex and Elegant, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes
Occasion A special occasion, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, Romantic Dinner, To bring to an engagement
  1. yess review by Cumal on 6/5/2018
    Value

    Refreshingly "primitive", so to speak. Immensely energetic, with chewy tannins and an earthy side.

  2. Worth trying review by JP on 9/21/2017
    Value

    This red wine made from an virtually unknown grape is excellent. Pleasantly tannic, vivid, still a little tight, it has a sort of inner thrust that makes it super attractive. Very authentic.

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