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Pittacum 2015

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€10.50

Pittacum 2015

Characteristics

  • Crianza. 8 Months in French oak barrels
  • Bottle size:
  • 75 cl
  • Percentage of Alcohol:
  • 14.5

Score

90
Enterwine Score 90
90
Media rating 90

Availability: In stock

€10.50
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Details

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.

Additional Information

Appearance

The red wine Pittacum has a clean, bright, attractive medium ruby-coloured robe with a garnet rim.

Nose

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.

Palate

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.

OTHER VINTAGES

Pittacum 2012:

Enterwine 90. Peñín 92.

Pittacum 2011:

Enterwine 92.

Pittacum 2010:

Enterwine 92.

Pittacum 2009:

Peñín 91.

Year 2015
Type Red
D.O. Bierzo
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 14-16ºC
Should this wine be decanted? 30 minutes before serving
Does this wine follow the guidelines of biodynamic Farming? No
Organic No
Is this product free of sulfites? No
Ageing Crianza
Type of ageing Months in French oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 8
Parker Score No
Peñin Score No
Our Score 90
Media rating 90
Other guides No
Name of Award No
Mono-Varietal Mencía
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
  1. great review by Judy on 12/26/2018
    Value

    Juicy, fleshy, great!

  2. acum review by Pit pit on 3/5/2018
    Value

    Mencía geek here. This is an amazing value. Fully mature right now.

  3. Pittacum review by Pink Floyd on 11/27/2017
    Value

    Elegant nose, mineral and spicy. Ripe red fruit on the palate, plus some tips of roses and aromatic herbs. Delightful.

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