Red Wine Tridente Prieto Picudo 2016
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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.
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.
This red wine from Castilla y León has a high, cherry-coloured robe with a purple rim.
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.
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.
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|D.O.||VT Castilla y León|
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||20 minutes before serving|
|Type of ageing||Months in French oak barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||15|
|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|