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Bodegas Piqueras

Bodegas Piqueras
2016 Castillo De Almansa Selección, Almansa

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Other Spanish Red

Date Tasted:
Country: Spain
Alcohol: 14.5%
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$11
Best Buy
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Bodegas Piqueras
2016 Castillo De Almansa Selección, Almansa

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Other Spanish Red

Date Tasted:
Country: Spain
Alcohol: 14.5%
Black garnet color. Aromas and flavors of ripe cherry, red apple, fruit cake, soy, and honey with a slightly chewy, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a smooth, charming, medium-long finish displaying notes of cedar with firm tannins and moderate oak flavor. A juicy, chewy Red that will fit right in at the table.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky, Rich & Full & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: ripe cherry, red apple, fruit cake, soy, and honey
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of cedar
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Pot Roast, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A juicy, chewy Red that will fit right in at the table.

The Producer

Exitalia de Eventos S.L.

The Producer

Other Spanish Red

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Serve in a Zinfandel Wine Glass
While there are several important red wine regions in Spain, such as Rioja, Priorat and Ribera del Duero, other regions are home to some distinctive wines. The largest of these is Castilla-La Mancha, neat the cities of Toledo and Madrid in central Spain. This is one of the largest expanses of vineyards in the world; red wines range from lighter-styled reds to Gran Riservas made from Tempranillo, much in the style of the best wines of Rioja. Wines from La Mancha are relative values.

Other regions include Catalonia in northeastern Spain where Penedès and Empordà wines originate as well as Alicante from the province of Valencia on Spain's south east coast.