Bodegas Piqueras Oak Aged Old Vine Garnacha, DO Almansa - Gusto Wines

Bodegas Piqueras Oak Aged Old Vine Garnacha, DO Almansa

2017 — almansa
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From southeast spain, the ‘Piqueras’ label is fast becoming well known for reliable high quality and great value. The older Garnacha vines here (45-60 years) provide oodles of velvety black cherry, damson and spice flavours, with hints of vanilla oak.

Bodegas Piqueras is a fourth generation estate, founded in 1915 in the southeastern Spanish region of Almansa. With its semi-desert climate, it’s a ideal area to practice organic winemaking, with plenty of sunlight and little chance of disease. The cool nights contrast the hot days, giving vital acidity and aromatics to the rich, deeply-coloured wines. The traditional grapes of the region are Garnacha Tintorera, a rare red-fleshed grape variety, and Monastrell, also known as Mourvèdre. These are grown in the Los Timonares vineyard, which sits at 2500 feet above sea level. The Los Chuchillos vineyard has the estate’s oldest vines, with the gnarly bush vines being over 60 years old. Bodegas Piqueras recently added the El Vinculo vineyard, which is based amongst the olives, almonds and cereals of the Almansa reservoir region. All viticulture is done with nature, not against it, and biodiversity is actively encouraged. Sheep graze to keep surrounding plants in check, and their manure is used as fertiliser.

 

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Case discounts will be applied at checkout for multiples of 6 (5%) and 12 (10%) bottles of the same wine.

Single Bottlex 1£11.55
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Full Details

  • ABV 14%
  • Closure Stelvin
  • Grape Garnacha
  • Notes Organic
  • Region almansa, Spain
  • Bottle Size 75cl
  • Vintage 2017
  • In Cellar Yes