The Prieto Picudo grape variety is unique in the world and grown in the southern area of Leon. It is easily distinguished by its very dark skin and tightly-packed conical bunch. It has a high sugar content, acidity and colour/tannins, being in all probability the Spanish red grape with the highest concentration of all three of these critical components.
Accustomed to living in extreme conditions, the Prieto Picudo is a jewel of Spanish winegrowing that produces intensely aromatic and distinctive young wines, and thanks to its good must-skin ratio, has exceptional characteristics for aging.
The wine is made 100% from the Prieto Picudo grape. Mechanical, nocturnal harvesting. Cold maceration for 4 days. Fermentation in 150 hl tapered stainless steel tanks at a constant temperature of 22 ºC. Fermentation and maceration with the skins. Malolactic fermentation in vats and aged over fine lees.
View: An intense cherry colour with bluish hues.
Nose: Ripe, varietal fruit, tones of black liquorice.
Palate: Fresh, well-structured, full-bodied and lingering.
Alcohol content: 13,50%
Food pairing: Can accompany starters, cold meats, pasta, roasts, and hard cheese. Serve at a temperature between 14 and 16 ºC.
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