With scorching summer days just around the corner, white wine is just the thing for keeping cool and enjoying with friends. Piqueras Wild Fermented Verdejo from Bodegas Piqueras is the ideal white wine to go with every stage of a meal, as it pairs just as well with starters as main courses. There’s nothing better on a summer’s evening.
We recommend serving this Denominación de Origen Almansa white wine at between 8 °C and 6 °C, stressing again its versatility as a wine that can be be enjoyed on its own or with fish, shellfish, white meat … or with a paella by the sea!
Piqueras Wild Fermented Verdejo is made with grapes from a unique vineyard plot that stands at more than 850 metres above sea level. Here we use organic farming methods to tend soils that are poor in nutrients and rich in limestone, and which receive little rainfall over the course of the year the year.
Once the Verdejo grapes have reached ideal ripeness, in about the second week of September, they are picked at night. When they are back at the Bodegas Piqueras winery, the grapes undergo fermentation by means of wild yeasts in stainless steel tanks before being transferred to spend 3 months in specially selected 300-litre casks of fine-grained, lightly toasted French Allier oak. The wine is subsequently aged for a further 3 months in small stainless steel tanks, staying in continuous contact with its lees and with regular bâtonnage (stirring of the settled lees).
A white wine that has been hailed around the world
Piqueras Wild Fermented has won important international awards in such renowned competitions as the “Decanter”, “Gilbert & Gaillard”, “Sakura”, “Mundus Vini” or the “IWC”. To the eye, Piqueras Wild Fermented is a bright and golden white wine, following this up with a complex and intense nose of exotic fruit, minerals and a subtle touch of wood, so that on the palate it is balanced and goes on to a long-lasting finish. Juan Pablo Cantos, winemaker at Bodegas Piqueras, highlights “versatility” as this wine’s defining quality and describes it as “a gastronomic wine with a little extra body”, which, with its delicate touch of wood, means “it can be savoured alone or with meals”.