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Bodegas Piqueras

Bodegas Piqueras
2018 Los Losares Monastrell, Mourvedre, Almansa

Pair this wine with:
Beef Pork

Category: Mourvedre

Date Tasted:
Country: Spain
Alcohol: 14.5%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$8
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Bodegas Piqueras
2018 Los Losares Monastrell, Mourvedre, Almansa

Pair this wine with:
Beef Pork

Category: Mourvedre

Date Tasted:
Country: Spain
Alcohol: 14.5%
Garnet black color. Aromas and flavors of red cassis, thyme, forest berries, hints of mint, and hazelnut with a slightly chewy, crisp, dry medium-to-full body and a smooth, captivating, medium-length finish with moderate oak flavor. A dry, table-ready red for beef and pork pairings.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Old World, Savory & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: red cassis, thyme, forest berries, hints of mint, and hazelnut
Taste Flavor: red cassis, thyme, forest berries, hints of mint, and hazelnut
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food
Recipes Pairing: Ribs, Beef Teriyaki, Steak Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A dry, table-ready red for beef and pork pairings.

The Producer

Exitalia de Eventos S.L.

The Producer

Mourvedre

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Serve in a Zinfandel Wine Glass
Mourvedre is a red grape planted in several countries, but best known for its use in the Rhine Valley of France. It is most commonly used as a blending variety in Châteauneuf-du-Pape; it is also found in red wines from southern France, such as Bandol, Provence and Languedoc-Roussillon. Mourvedre is also known as Monastrell and is used as a blending grape in several Spanish reds such as La Mancha and Conca de Barbera.

Mourvedre can also be made on its own, as in California and Australia. The wines are deep in color and robust with ripe blackberry and black plum fruit with distinct spice; acidity is good and there are medium-weight tannins. These wines should be paired with rich food with a zesty character, be it barbecued chicken or pork, wild game or stews.