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 2015 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.
Drink until 2023.
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 rock-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 2015 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|
|Does this wine follow the guidelines of biodynamic Farming?||No|
|Is this product free of sulfites?||No|
|Type of ageing||Months in French oak barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||8|
|Name of Award||No|
|Percentage of variety||No|
|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|
Juicy, fleshy, great!
Mencía geek here. This is an amazing value. Fully mature right now.
Elegant nose, mineral and spicy. Ripe red fruit on the palate, plus some tips of roses and aromatic herbs. Delightful.