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Bodegas Piqueras

Bodegas Piqueras
2018 Gold Label Red Blend, Almansa

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Other Spanish Red

Date Tasted:
Country: Spain
Alcohol: 14.5%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$8
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Bodegas Piqueras
2018 Gold Label Red Blend, Almansa

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Other Spanish Red

Date Tasted:
Country: Spain
Alcohol: 14.5%
Dark dusty garnet color. Inviting aromas and flavors of ripe cherry, pomegranate, cigar box, dried herbs, and cola with a lightly tannic, vibrant, dry medium-full body and a medium-length finish with woody tannins and moderate oak flavor. A dry, firm, highly pairable Spanish Red.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Oaky & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: ripe cherry, pomegranate, cigar box, dried herbs, and cola
Taste Flavor: ripe cherry, pomegranate, cigar box, dried herbs, and cola
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years with food
Recipes Pairing: Pot Roast, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A dry, firm, highly pairable Spanish Red.

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.