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"Plump, fleshy & hugely appealing" Wine Orbit

Persistent & soft on the palate with a silky fruit forward finish

Enjoy this smooth red by itself or with jamón, chorizo & semi-cured cheeses

El Picoteo Syrah/Monastrell 2016 (Spain)

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Awarded 93/100 Points Organic Wine
El Picoteo Syrah/Monastrell 2016 (Spain)

El Picoteo Syrah/Monastrell 2016 (Spain)

The Piqueras winery is in Almansa, in south-east Spain, some 40 miles from Alicante and the Mediterranean Sea...
$17.99p/Btl
6 Btls, $107.94 6 Btls, $93.86

Accolades

Awarded 93/100 Points

Sam Kim, Wine Orbit

Description

"Richly fruited and sweetly fragrant, the gorgeous bouquet shows blackberry, plum jelly, roasted hazelnut and mixed spice aromas with a touch of dark cocoa. The palate delivers excellent fruit intensity and weight, wonderfully framed by velvety mouthfeel and silky tannins. Plump, fleshy and hugely appealing. At its best: now to 2022" Wine Orbit

Medium-bodied and deep in colour with well integrated fine juicy tannins, persistent and soft on the palate with a silky fruit forward finish.

Harvest started 15 September, spontaneous wild fermentation with gradual increase in temperature up to 29º C. to obtain good colour and then a gradual decrease to 23 º C to preserve the primary aroma of the fruit, rackong by gravity, 3-4 months in oak. Aged 3-4 months in American and French Allier fine grain medium-toasted oak barrels. 

The vineyard sits at 750-850 metres altitude consisting of dry-farmed bush and trellised vines, organic farming methos, nutrient-poor limestone-rich soil, scarce rainfall. The winery is family owned and this is the fourth generation of the Piqueras family to have overseen the property since it was established in 1915. The Piqueras winery is in Almansa, in south-east Spain, some 40 miles from Alicante and the Mediterranean Sea. Their vineyards are in a winegrowing area of the Almansa D.O. characterized by its low fertility and low rainfall which, together with the semi-arid climate, combine to create the ideal conditions to produce richly aromatic wines of intense colour.

Food Pairing: Enjoy this smooth red by itself or with grilled, roasted or fried dishes, barbequed red meats, rice and pasta dishes, cured salted meats (jamón, chorizo) and semi-cured cheeses.

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