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Bodegas Piqueras

Bodegas Piqueras
2018 Old Vines Garnacha, Alicante Bouchet, Almansa

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb Vegetables

Category: Alicante Bouschet

Date Tasted:
Country: Spain
Alcohol: 14.5%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$9
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Bodegas Piqueras
2018 Old Vines Garnacha, Alicante Bouchet, Almansa

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb Vegetables

Category: Alicante Bouschet

Date Tasted:
Country: Spain
Alcohol: 14.5%
Garnet black color. Aromas of sage, pomegranate, hints of mint, and sandalwood with a slightly chewy, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and an intricate, long coconut and sun dried tomato finish with drying tannins and moderate oak flavor. A distinctive Alicante Bouschet that could be quite dreamy with lamb; enjoy notes of sandalwood and mint.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky, Rich & Full & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: sage, pomegranate, hints of mint, and sandalwood
Taste Flavor: coconut and sun dried tomato
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-6 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Grilled Lamb Chops, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A distinctive Alicante Bouschet that could be quite dreamy with lamb; enjoy notes of sandalwood and mint.

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.