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Pittacum

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Pittacum
Red wine Crianza. 8 months in French and American oak barrels.
Variety: Mencía
Designation of Origin: D.O. Bierzo
Production area: Castilla y León
Winery: Pittacum
Volume: 75 cl., Magnum
Alcohol: 14.5%
Red wine Crianza. 8 months in French and American oak barrels.
Variety: Mencía
D.O. Bierzo (Castilla y León)
Winery: Pittacum
Volume: 75 cl., Magnum
Alcohol: 14.5%
Fruity
Spicy
Young
Barrel
Light
Body

Characteristics of Pittacum

Pittacum is a red wine produced in D.O. Bierzo by the Bodegas Pittacum winery.

It is a mono-varietal wine of the autochthonous Mencía variety, from old vines spread over 200 different plots with sloping soils, good drainage and a great deal of depth that help a proper ripening.

Harvesting is by hand, and the grapes are transferred to the winery in small boxes of only 12 Kg capacity, avoiding breakage in the grapes as much as possible before arriving at the cellar. Once in the cellar, the bunches pass through a selection table.

Fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks for 15 days at a temperature of 25ºC.
After these 15 days a bleed is carried out and it is kept in the tanks for a month before being transferred to American and French oak barrels where it is aged for 8 months.

Once the aging is finished, Pittacum is bottled and then stands for 2 years before coming on the market.
A great, highly expressive wine of the D.O. Bierzo.

Serve at 16ºC
Contains sulphites
We recommend decanting before consumption
Pairing
Iberian ham, Beef, Stews, Mushrooms, Grilled red meats, Red meat with sauce, Mature cheese

Tasting notes Pittacum

A vintage where the Atlantic climate has ruled over the continental.  The lightness of this type of climate, together with the perfect sanitary condition of the vineyard, has given rise to an excellent vintage from this area.  The year began with typical temperate and rainy winter weather.  What differentiated the year was the intense rains that fell between the months of April and May, conditioning the vegetative development of the vine.    The summer was then noticeable for being warm and dry, the perfect combination for the perfect grape.
The 2015 vintage was characterised by low rainfall. The lack of water throughout the year brought the vegetative cycle of the vine forward and it was not until days before the harvest that it started to rain considerably. This caused the grape to hydrate and lead to a somewhat fresher vintage than what it initially seemed. The continental character that this vintage looked like it was going to have was mitigated by the rain before the harvest, balancing the phenolic ripeness, qualifying the vintage as excellent. The wines of this vintage have an excellent balance between structure, acidity and texture in the mouth. A vintage that can age perfectly.
Pittacum 2012 is a powerful, meaty and full-bodied red wine. A good vintage in which it is notable for its balance on the nose between the varietal aromas and the notes of aging. On the palate it is intense, with a mouthfeel revealing structure and volume and with a very lingering finish.
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

  • Suckling 86
  • Parker 87
  • Peñin 92
  • Peñin 90
  • 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 D.O. Bierzo

2017 Very good
2016 Excellent
2015 Excellent
2014 Excellent
2013 Very good
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
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    12/11/18 Pittacum 2012 Perfect for me let it breathe before drinking
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    19/07/17 Pittacum 2011 Lovely smooth easy drinking quality red....wonderful but we can't resist opening another
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    Designation of Origin D.O. Bierzo

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    Bierzo wine is on the rise. It is a region defined by its small scale work, with plots scattered around, very old vines, artisan work of the small scale wineries, and the character of their principal variety, the Mencía grape, which produces fresh, fruity and delicious wines. Although the region is well known mostly for its red wines, it also produces white and rosé wines. If the red wines here are defined by the Mencía variety, then the white wines here are defined by the Godello. Godello grape has great aromatic potential, as well as an excellent balance between alcohol and acidity.  Despite the great potential of El Bierzo, its rise in the wine world would not have been possible without two people: Raúl Pérez and Ricardo Pérez. Two great winemakers who in little time have been able to produce critically acclaimed wines from the Bierzo region.

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    The origins of Pittacum can be found in the Valley of O Rosal, Rías Baixas, in Bodega Terras Gauda. Today, with 15 years of experience, personality, regularity and quality remain the three key premises that define Pittacum's commitment to their project in El Bierzo. Here, the forty hectares of old vineyards, distributed in two hundred plots on the skirts of the mountain range, are the ones that nourish their wines.

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