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Bodegas Piqueras

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JUICY & SPICY


Juicy Spanish wine with lots of berries and a hint of vanilla. The nose is inviting with ripe red cherries, raspberries, boysenberries, red plums and a hint of vanilla. The wine is medium-bodied with a deep color with well-integrated juicy tannins and a persistent soft fruity flavor. The vines grow in 750-850 meters altitude and has an age of 30-35 years. The wine is aged in American and French oak casks for 4-6 months.


SAFTIG & KRYDRET


Saftig spansk vin med masser af bær og strejf af vanilje. Næsen er indbydende med modne røde kirsebær, hindbær, boysenbær, røde blommer og et strejf af vanilje. Vinen er mellemfyldig med en dyb farve med velintegrerede juicy tanniner og en vedholdende blød frugtrig smag. Vinstokkene vokser i 750-850 meters højde og har en alder på 30-35 år. Vinen lagrer i amerikanske og franske egetønder i 4-6 måneder.


FACTS


Country: Spain

Region: Almansa

Winery: Bodegas Piqueras

Year: 2018

Type: Red

Grapes: Syrah, Monastrell

Alcohol: 14%

Aging: Oak barrels

Closure: Screw cap

Winemaking: Organic


ABOUT THE WINERY


Bodegas Piqueras


Bodegas Piqueras is a family vineyard with many years of tradition which today is led by the 4th generation both in the field and the cellar. For the first several years, the house sold their wine in bulk to other areas of Spain, but in the 50s they changed their focus and decided to sell wine themselves. The house sold its first bottle in 1961. Over time, they grew out of their premises in the center of Almansa, and in 1999 they decided to move to the outskirts of the city, where they could build larger cellars that at the same time became tip-top modern. The new winery was completed in 2002, and from the year 2015 all the house's wines are certified organic.


Bodegas Piqueras er en familie vingård med mange års traditioner som i dag ledes af 4. generation både i mark og kælder. I de første mange år solgte huset deres vin i bulk til andre områder i Spanien, men i 50’erne skiftede de fokus og besluttede sig for selv at sælge vin. Huset solgte sin første flaske i 1961. Med tiden voksede de ud af deres lokaler i centrum af Almansa, og i 1999 besluttede de sig for at flytte til udkanten af byen, hvor de kunne bygge større kældre som samtidig også blev tip-top moderne. Det nye vineri stod færdigt i 2002, og fra årgang 2015 er alle husets vine certificeret økologisk.


General grape descriptions



Syrah


It is a caste originating in France but it’s produced in all over the world. It is cultivated from France to Australia (where it is the main grape), United States (Washington State and California), besides Italy (cultivated in small scale all over the country to produce some good blends), Spain (used in projects in Rioja for example), Portugal, Morocco, Tunisia, Lebanon, Uruguay, Brazil (restricted to some producers and in the northeast) In Portugal it found is home in the region of Alentejo and is the most successful foreign grape  in terms of climatic adaptation. The wines have an intense colour. The aromas are complex with very rich tannins. The most present flavours are blueberry, plum, chocolate, tobacco and black pepper but have some differences depending on the region in which they are produced,  more fruity in the warmer regions or with more spicy flavours to plum, olive and green pepper in cooler climes.


Monastrell


Although nowadays it travels most commonly under its French name Mourvèdre, the vine’s origins are almost certainly Spanish, probably in the Levante, where today the great majority of all the plantings in the world are concentrated. (It may take its French name from the Spanish city of Murviedro.) It needs a hot, dry climate for it is very late ripening and susceptible to both mildews and low winter temperatures so in France it can thrive only in the country’s warmest corners. It was Provence’s most planted vine before phylloxera decimated France’s vineyards and it was then largely replaced by varieties that were easier to graft on to the available rootstocks.


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