Wineries Piqueras Valcanto Syrah

GRAPE: 100% Syrah

D.O.P.: ALMANSA

VINEYARDS: 700-800 metres above sea level, single estate of 110 hectares, trellised vines 25-30 years old, organic farming methods, nutrient-poor soils rich in limestone, low rainfall.

HARVESTING: Grapes are harvested at night with optimum ripening in mid-September.

AGEING: 6 months in fine grain, medium toasted American barrels (300 L).

VINIFICATION: Total maceration for 3 weeks, fermentation with a gradual increase in temperature to 29º C to obtain a good colour followed by a gradual decrease to 23º C to preserve the primary aromas of the fruit.

Tasting Note

Full-bodied red wine, rich spicy aromas of red cherries, plums and blackberries and notes of black pepper. Noticeable red fruit presence on the mid-palate, soft tannins, balanced, excellent acidity, smooth and elegant on the palate with toasty notes, good ageing potential.

AWARDS

Gastronomy

Enjoy this award-winning wine on its own or with tapas, grilled, roasted or fried dishes, grilled red meats, cured meats (ham, chorizo, etc.) and semi-cured and cured cheeses.

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