Pittacum

Pittacum
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Pittacum
Non certified organic
Red wine Crianza. 6 months in American oak barrels.
  • Winery: Pittacum
  • D.O.: Bierzo
  • Variety: Mencía
  • Volume: 75 cl., Magnum

Available vintages of Pittacum

  • Pittacum 2010
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    10,25 €/u
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  • Pittacum 2010
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  • Pittacum Magnum 2009
    Magnum 1,5l
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    25,10 €/u
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  • Pittacum Magnum 2009
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Characteristics of Pittacum

The new vintage of this red wine made by Bodegas y Viñedos Pittacum, belonging to the D.O. Bierzo.
Pittacum is a single-varietal of Mencía from old vines (50-80 years old). It ages for 8 months with its lees, during which it is clarified with egg white and lightly filtered. It remains in the bottle for 24 months before going on sale. We recommend decanting this wine before drinking.
Alcohol: 14.5%
Serve at 16ºC
We recommend decanting before consumption
Pairing
Grilled red meats, Red meat with sauce, Veal round, Mature cheese, Iberian ham, Beef, Stews, Mushrooms

Tasting notes Pittacum

Sight Intense, ripe picota cherry colour with a purple rim. Bright, clean and high robe. Dense tears stain the glass. Nose Intense aromas of black and red fruit, which give way to toasted notes, cocoa, toffee, tobacco and traces of minerals, graphite and humid soil. Minty and balsamic undertones. Taste This red wine is strong and convincing in the mouth with bulky attack and warming and very tasty on the palate. Covers the palate with with sensations of fruity jam and toasted touches. Excellent acidity which brings freshness. Noticeable, direct tannins, somewhat rough. Very long finish leaving toasted and spicy notes at retro-olfaction.
Sight Intense, ripe picota cherry colour with a purple rim. Bright, clean and high-robe. Dense tears stain the glass. Nose Intense aromas of red and black fruit which give way to toasted notes, lots of cocoa, toffee, tobacco and traces of minerals, graphite and wet soil. Menthol and balsamic notes appear in the background. Taste This is a strong and forceful red wine. Bulky attack and walk and tasty in the mouth. Covers the palate in jammy, fruity notes accompanied by toasted touches. Excellent acidity bringing freshness. Noticeable, direct and somewhat rough tannins. Very long finish, leaving spicy, toasted notes at retro-olfaction.
Sight Intense and dark cherry colour with purple edges. Bright and with a high robe. Dense tears that stain the glass. Nose Intense varietal aromas with lots of suggestive red and black fruit that becomes increasingly expressive and explodes once it opens up. It is nuanced by the intense roasted notes, the notes of cocoa, toffee, tobacco and the mineral hints of damp earth. It has a very good balsamic background, full of menthol, eucalyptus and liquorice. Taste A tasty, dry, astringent and fleshy Bierzo wine with a delicate attack and a soft, silky and delicious mid palate. Its notes of liquorised fruit are nuanced by nicely integrated roasted aromas and wooden notes. Excellent acidity and slightly astringent tannins. Its very long finish leaves a smoky aftertaste.

Ratings

  • Decántalo 91
  • Decántalo 90
  • Parker 90
  • Peñin 92
  • Decántalo 91
  • Peñin 93
  • Winespectator 86

Prizes

Concours Mondial de Bruxelles-Medalla de Plata

Ratings for the vintages from the D.O. Bierzo

2012 Excellent
2011 Very good
2010 Very good
2009 Very good
2008 Very good
2007 Excellent
2006 Very good
2005 Excellent
2004 Very good
2003 Very good
2002 Very good
2001 Very good
2000 Very good
1999 Good
1998 Good
1997 Good
1996 Very good
1995 Good

Reviews

D.O. Bierzo

Winery Pittacum

In recent years, winemakers and developers have settled in the DO Bierzo with very plausible innovative ideas, investing heavily in local wineries, resulting in the production of personal and unique wines. There is no doubt that El Bierzo has become a trendy and cool D.O, aided by the spicy, delicate and velvety Mencia grape, whose character and great capacity of expression of terroir is undoubtedly the regions best asset. Even many compare it to the Pinot Noir, which together with the small scale style of production and topography of its vineyards, the traditional form of the Burgundian bottle used, and the original use of the names of towns and places in their best wines, resulted in this wine region being given the nickname of "little Spanish burgundy".

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