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Bodegas Piqueras

Bodegas Piqueras
2018 Los Losares Garnacha Tintorera, Alicante Bouschet, Almansa

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Alicante Bouschet

Date Tasted:
Country: Spain
Alcohol: 14.5%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$8
Best Buy
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Bodegas Piqueras
2018 Los Losares Garnacha Tintorera, Alicante Bouschet, Almansa

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Alicante Bouschet

Date Tasted:
Country: Spain
Alcohol: 14.5%
Violet color. Aromas of black cassis, earth, pine, sweet basil, and tarragon with a lightly tannic, vibrant, dry medium-to-full body and a refreshing, medium-to-long dark chocolate and sandalwood finish with firm tannins and moderate oak flavor. A firm and herbaceous Alicante Bouschet with plenty of old world charm.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Old World & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: black cassis, earth, pine, sweet basil, and tarragon
Taste Flavor: dark chocolate and sandalwood
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Pot Roast, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A firm and herbaceous Alicante Bouschet with plenty of old world charm.

The Producer

Exitalia de Eventos S.L.

The Producer

Alicante Bouschet

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Serve in a Zinfandel Wine Glass
Alicante Bouschet is a red wine made from the grape of the same name. The unusual thing about this red grape is that the color of the juice is red, unlike most red varieties, in which the juice is clear.

Alicante Bouchet is produced in several countries, especially the United States, Chile, Portugal and to a lesser extent, France and Italy. Many producers that work with the wine will use it in a blend, as in Morellino di Scansano from Tuscany. However there are stand-alone versions, especially from California. These example are very ripe with blackberry and plum flavors, rich, chewy tannins and balanced acidity. Meant to be comsumed after a few years in the bottle, pair with hearty dishes, such as stews, wild game and BBQ meats.