Origin: Bodegas Piqueras, Almansa D.O. Spain
Taste guide: Full/medium bodied, blueberry and blackberry fruit flavours, liquorice and pepper notes, softened tannins, oaked
75cl - 14.5% - traditional cork closure
Estate bottled wine
Bodegas Piqueras is a family winery with a tradition dating back over a hundred years, currently overseen by the fourth generation of winemakers, winegrowers and cellarmen. They produce high quality wine, with grape varieties like Garnacha Tintorera and Monastrell long associated with the Almansa Denominación de Origen (D.O.). Their estates are in the vicinity of Almansa Castle, with vines up to 90 years old producing grapes of high concentration and high quality, perfect for making red wines that are highly expressive and unique.
Monastrell is a uniquely Spanish grape, which thrives particularly well in the Alicante. This award-winning wine was produced from 100% Monastrell grapes grown in vineyards at 700-800 metres altitude, with 40-60-year-old dry-farmed bush vines planted in cool and sandy plots to obtain a wine with sweeter tannins whilst preserving the fruit on the palate. The fruit was hand harvested during the first week of October selecting the best small bunches of grapes with optimal maturity. Vinification involved a total maceration of 3 weeks, with warm fermentation to preserve the primary aroma of the fruit. The wine was then aged for 6 months in 300 litre French Allier fine grain medium-toasted oak casks.
The resultant wine is powerful and rich. It is deep-coloured red with distinctive aromas of black plums, blueberries, blackberries, liquorice, and pepper that lead to a balanced, well-structured wine with layers of fruit, subtle spices and tannins and a medium-long, powerful and lingering finish with clean acidity.
Able to partner the richest meat dishes.
Previous vintages have won countless medals and awards
This vintage was awarded a GOLD MEDAL at the 22nd Berliner Wein Trophy.
Sells for upwards of £9.99 elsewhere - at Binendwines it is just £6.50.