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Tridente Prieto Picudo 2013

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€18.80

Tridente Prieto Picudo 2013

Characteristics

  • Crianza. 15 Months in French oak barrels
  • Bottle size:
  • 75 cl
  • Percentage of Alcohol:
  • 14

Score

92
Enterwine Score 92
92
Media rating 92

Availability: In stock

€18.80
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Details

Tridente Prieto Picudo 2013 is made from Prieto Picudo, an indigenous, long-forgotten red grape from León, the most northern 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. 

This red wine was crafted by the Bodegas Tritón winery from old vines that usually yield less than 1,5 kg. per plant. Vineyards are grown in old plots located in the town of Villanueva.

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 oak barrels, Tridente Prieto Picudo 2013 completed malolactic fermentation and was finally aged for over a period of 15 months.

We strongly recommend that you decant this Spanish red wine, or at least that you open the bottle, 30 minutes before you drink it.

 

Additional Information

Appearance

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

Nose

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 wine has a great potential for development.

Our personal opinion

Tridente Prieto Picudo 2013 is extremely well balanced, because its acidity balances the weight of the wine and makes it lush and drinkable. A wonderful pairing with roasted meat recipes.

OTHER VINTAGES

Tridente Picudo 2012:

92 Peñín points.

Year 2013
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
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 15
Parker Score No
Peñin Score No
Our Score 92
Media rating 92
Other guides No
Name of Award No
Mono-Varietal Prieto Picudo
Percentage of variety No
Pairings Birds, Bull meat, Cold meats, Cooked foods, Game animals, Mushrooms, Red meat with gravy, Rice with meat, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb ribs, Sheep´s cheese, Stew
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
  1. tridente review by Vincent on 6/13/2018
    Value

    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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