Red Wine Pittacum 2016

Red wine from El Bierzo. Mencía aged for 8 months in oak barrels, and for 2 years in the bottle.
Crianza. 8 Months in French oak barrels
Percentage of Alcohol: 14º
Bottle size: 75 cl
D.O.: Bierzo
Mono-variety: Mencía
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Availability: In stock

Product Description

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.

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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.


Pittacum 2015:

Enterwine 90.

Pittacum 2012:

Enterwine 90. Peñín 92.

Pittacum 2011:

Enterwine 92.

Pittacum 2010:

Enterwine 92.

Pittacum 2009:

Peñín 91.

Year 2016
Type Red
D.O. Bierzo
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 14-16ºC
Should this wine be decanted? 30 minutes before serving
Ageing Crianza
Type of ageing Months in French oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 8
Enterwine's Score 90
Media rating 90
Mono-Varietal Mencía
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
Customer Reviews (3)
Juicy, fleshy, great! Review by Judy (Posted on 26/12/2018)
Mencía geek here. This is an amazing value. Fully mature right now. Review by Pit pit (Posted on 05/03/2018)
Elegant nose, mineral and spicy. Ripe red fruit on the palate, plus some tips of roses and aromatic herbs. Delightful. Review by Pink Floyd (Posted on 27/11/2017)
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