Red Wine Tridente Prieto Picudo 2016

Red varietal wine made from Prieto Picudo and aged for 15 months in French oak barrels.
Crianza. 15 Months in French oak barrels
Percentage of Alcohol: 15º
Bottle size: 75 cl
Mono-variety: Prieto Picudo
Wineries: Bodegas Tritón
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Made from an indigenous, long-forgotten red variety, Tridente Prieto Picudo is produced in León, the northernmost province of the region of Castilla y León. Though the grape is difficult to grow, it produces wines with a great acidity and a remarkable ageing potential. 

Crafted by Bodegas Tritón, the old vines of Prieto Picudo yield less than 1,5 kg. per plant.

Harvested at dawn, the grapes were gently destemmed and macerated in stainless steel tanks at a temperature of 10ºC to extract aromatic and phenolic compounds. Alcoholic fermentation was also carried out at a temperature below 25ºC to preserve varietal aromas. Racked and transferred into French oak barrels, Tridente Prieto Picudo 2016 completed malolactic fermentation and was finally aged for over a period of 15 months.

We strongly recommend that you aerate this Spanish red wine 30 minutes before you drink it.

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Appearance

This red wine from Castilla y León has a high, cherry-coloured robe with a purple rim.

Nose

The wines made from Prieto Picudo tend to show an earthy, deep character. This Crianza red wine is no exception. Notes of wet earth and ripe red fruit, along with mineral hints and aromas of roasted coffee, cocoa and toast.

Palate

A muscular, meaty wine that displays notes of ripe fruit, exotic spices and hints of bitter chocolate. Firm, mouth-coating tannins and a taut acidity give way to a long, spicy finish with some remembrances of earth and red berries. Wooden notes are present, but not prominent. Overall, the Prieto Picudo produced by Bodegas Tritón has an interesting growing potential.

Our personal opinion

Focused and tight, the acidity of Tridente Prieto Picudo 2016 balances its weight makes it a pleasure to drink. Great pairing with roasted meat recipes.

OTHER VINTAGES

Tridente Prieto Picudo 2013:

Enterwine 92.

Tridente Prieto Picudo 2012:

Peñín 92.

Year 2016
Type Red
D.O. VT Castilla y León
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 15-17ºC
Should this wine be decanted? 20 minutes before serving
Ageing Crianza
Type of ageing Months in French oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 15
Enterwine's Score 93
Media rating 93
Mono-Varietal Prieto Picudo
Pairings Birds, Bull meat, Cold meats, Cooked foods, Cured cheeses, Game animals, Grilled red meats, Red meat with gravy, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb, Roasted lamb ribs, Roasted pork, Roasted red meats, Rosted piglet, Sheep´s cheese, White meat with gravy
Taste Complex and Elegant, Tasty with barrel notes, Very intense and inky
Occasion A special occasion, Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, To bring to an engagement
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This prieto variety has a lot of meat and it feels a bit wild. It is not boring, however, and the grip and the acidity are great. Definitely liked it.
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