OUTSTANDING SPANISH RED! BEST EURO BUY!
This independently owned winery is the fourth generation of the Piqueras family, which has 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.
The 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.
Produced from 100% Garnacha Tintorera, the wine has a vibrant deep colour with rich aromas of cassis, sweet strawberries and raspberries and sage. On the palate, this unoaked medium-bodied red wine is full of lingering flavours of ripe plums, black pepper and herbs. Enjoy this smooth red on its own or with grilled, roasted or fried dishes, barbecued red meats, rice dishes, cured salted meats (jamón, chorizo) and mild cheese.
Awarded 90/100 and 4.5 Stars - Sam Kim, Wine Orbit