Piqueras Black Label

GRAPE: 50% Monastrell (ecológica) – 50% Syrah (ecológica)

D.O.P.: ALMANSA

VINEYARDS: 750-850 metres above sea level, dry-farmed goblet vines and trellised vines, 30-35 years old. Organic agriculture, soils poor in nutrients and rich in limestone, low rainfall.

AGEING: 4-6 months in American and French Allier barrels of fine grain and medium toast (300 L).

VINIFICATION: Manual and machine harvest from 15 September, spontaneous fermentation with a gradual increase in temperature to 29ºC to obtain a good colour, then a gradual decrease to 23ºC to conserve the primary aromas of the fruit. Gravity racking, ageing for 4-6 months in barrels.

Tasting Note

Ripe red cherries, raspberries, crushed blueberries, red plums and a touch of vanilla on the nose. Medium-bodied and deep in colour with fine, well-integrated tannins, lingering on the palate with a silky fruit finish.

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Gastronomy

Enjoy this very silky red on its own or with grilled, roasted or fried dishes, roasted red meats, rice and pasta dishes, cured meats (ham, chorizo, etc.) and semi-cured cheeses.

It is recommended to serve at 16-18º C.