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.
This red wine from Castilla y León has a high, cherry-coloured robe with a purple rim.
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 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.
Tridente Picudo 2012:
92 Peñín points.
|D.O.||VT Castilla y León|
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||20 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||15|
|Name of Award||No|
|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|
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.