Red Wine Pittacum 2016
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Made from 40 hectares of estate-owned, low-yielding vineyards planted in mild slopes and scattered over 200 plots, Pittacum is a Spanish red wine produced by Bodegas y Viñedos Pittacum, a brand of the Terras Gauda group.
A single varietal Mencía, the great indigenous variety from El Bierzo, the grapes were harvested in little boxes, brought to the cellar, carefully selected and fermented in stainless steel tanks for 15 days with gentle pump-overs and punch-downs.
After that, Pittacum 2016 was drawn off and, after a month, it was transferred into American and French oak barrels, where it was aged for 8 months.
Finally, this red wine from El Bierzo was bottled and aged for 2 more years in the cellar prior to its commercial release.
The red wine Pittacum has a clean, bright, attractive medium ruby-coloured robe with a garnet rim.
Thought it opens tight, this Crianza red wine from El Bierzo soon exhibits some enticing notes of wild berries, black fruit, spices, aromatic herbs, dry earth, some mineral undertones, tobacco leaves, cedar and paprika. A truly expressive Mencía.
Bold and meaty, this red wine by Bodegas Pittacum has a very good, refreshing acidity, and a solid structure. Notes of red berries, blood orange, toast and Eastern spices. Velvety tannins, and long, mineral finish, bearing the mark of the Bierzo terroir.
|Our personal opinion||
An exemplary Mencía, Pittacum 2016 is lively and savoury. Pair it with stews and casseroles.
Enterwine 90. Peñín 92.
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||30 minutes before serving|
|Type of ageing||Months in French oak barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||8|
|Pairings||Bull meat, Cooked foods, Duck, Poultry, Rice with meat, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb ribs, Roasted white meats, Specialty plates, Stew, Stews, Vegetables|
|Taste||Complex and Elegant, Fresh and dry, Tasty with barrel notes|
|Occasion||Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, Reunion with colleagues, Romantic Dinner|