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"Beautifully ripe, fragrant; Approachable & flavoursome" Wine Orbit

"This Spanish wine is the best-value Syrah I have tasted in years" Paul Tudor, MW

Enjoy this award-winning wine simply by itself or accompanied by tapas, roasted or grilled meat

Bodegas Piqueras Valcanto Organic Syrah 2018 (Spain)

Member rating / 21
$14.99p/Btl
Elsewhere $18.99 $16.51
6 Btls, $89.94 6 Btls, $78.21
Awarded Gold Medal Awarded Gold Medal Awarded Gold Medal Awarded 90/100 Points Awarded 4.5 Stars
Bodegas Piqueras Valcanto Organic Syrah 2018 (Spain)

Bodegas Piqueras Valcanto Organic Syrah 2018 (Spain)

Member rating / 21
Today, Mario’s sons look after the estate, with the goal of producing eminent wines at fantastic prices...
$14.99p/Btl
Elsewhere $18.99 $16.51
6 Btls, $89.94 6 Btls, $78.21

Accolades

Awarded Gold Medal

Gilbert & Gaillard 2020

Awarded Gold Medal

Berliner Wein Trophy

Awarded 90/100 Points & 4.5 Stars

Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, Sep 2020

Awarded Gold Medal

China Wine & Spirit Awards 2020

Description

  • American oak
  • Dark plum
  • Toasted spice
  • Fine tannins

“Beautifully ripe and fragrant, showing dark plum, sweet cherry, toasted spice, floral and almond characters on the nose. The palate delivers lovely supple mouthfeel and succulent fruit intensity, combined with silky texture and fine tannins, making it approachable and flavoursome“ Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, Sep 2020

“This Spanish wine is the best-value Syrah I have tasted in years" Paul Tudor, Master of Wine

Valcanto is produced by Bodegas Piqueras, founded in 1915 by Mario Bonete, one of the driving forces behind the creation of Almansa DO. In south-east Spain (100 kilometres inland from Valencia.) Today, Mario’s sons look after the estate, with the goal of producing eminent wines at fantastic prices. The estate is situated at 700-800 metres altitude with an extreme continental climate, low rainfall and limestone-rich soils which are managed using organic farming methods… perfect conditions for low yielding, slow ripening vines which produce rich, ripe, bold red wines of excellent concentration and quality.

Sourced from hand-harvested, 25-30 year-old, organically-farmed vines Valcanto is a pure, intense, elegant expression of Syrah with delicious, natural acidity and is aged in fine-grained 300l American oak hogsheads for 6 months to give a gentle, creamy texture. This wine massively over delivers for the price. It is a perfect accompaniment to rich meat and cheese dishes and will age well 2-4 years in the bottle.

Food Pairing: Enjoy this award-winning wine simply by itself or accompanied by tapas, roasted or grilled meat.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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Alcohol

14.5%

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NZ (from $5.99)

Member Rating

4 Stars

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User comments (12)

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Lovely Syrah

Charlie - 26/01/2021

As per your recommendation this is a very good tipple and very good value, we will purchase it again.

Dave - 20/01/2021

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Great value for a lovely smooth wine. Will definitely purchase more and I am not even a red wine drinker.

Shona - 11/01/2021

Outstanding value for this very good full bodied Syrah.

Mark - 02/11/2020

Well balanced and easy drinking. Will order AGAIN.

Susan - 27/02/2021

R
wine is great, delivery very unsatisfactory

Rudolf - 14/02/2021

beautiful well balanced and ripe Syrah from spain

Juan - 11/01/2021

Good value

Jane - 11/01/2021

P
great value very smooth

Paul - 21/12/2020

D
Very smooth and well worth the money

David - 21/12/2020

A
Good. Very juicy!!

Andrew - 17/12/2020

very drinkable but prefer the grapier taste from Aussie Shiraz

John - 18/01/2021


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