Pittacum Val de la Loba, Bierzo DO, Bodegas Pittacum 75cl

Pittacum Val de la Loba, Bierzo DO, Bodegas Pittacum 75cl

Nimi: Pittacum Val de la Loba, Bierzo DO, Bodegas Pittacum 75cl

Riik/regioon: Hispaania, Castilla y León, Bierzo

Tootja: Bodegas Pittacum

Aastakäik: 2014

Mari: 100% Mencia

Alkoholisisaldus: 14% vol.

Tootekood: 1460


Val de la Loba is born of an ancient vineyard, a land where the Mencia variety has been grown for centuries. An expanse of marked boundaries viewed from the standpoint of its winegrowing aptitudes. A wine faithful to its terroir, which speaks to us of the land, whether the winter was freezing, whether we devotedly take conscientious care of each vine. Centuries-old Mencia vines on sloping, well-drained, moderately fertile, deep-seated, loamy-soil terrain imbuing the vineyard with restrained vigour and proper ripening. Vineyards planted following the tenets of tradition, in high density, where all procedures and care are by hand.

The grapes arrive at the winery in small, twelve-kilo crates. Bunch by bunch, they are selected on the sorting table. Next, the previously destemmed, uncrushed harvest is conveyed to small 20-hectoliter tanks where the grapes are fermented for 20 days at 28 degrees. Punch down without heating, with the intention of making a selective extraction and preserving the fruit in its entirety. Afterward, the wine is then aged for 12 months in one-year-old French oak barrels, thus imparting lower tannin and less wood presence.

Intense aroma, the fruit seduces the nose, violets, and hidden barrel. Elegant and complex. Balanced palate, dense, smooth, fresh and long finish.

Serve with succulent, traditional pulse stews, poultry and rice dishes, octopus, oily fish, cured meats, sautéed or stewed mushrooms, omelettes, fish pastries, empanadas, well-dressed salads.

2014 vintage: A warm springtime, early budding and a rapid shoot growth herald an earlier harvest. Bud break and fruit set also came early, bathed in mild temperatures. The first berries reaching veraison two weeks ahead of schedule, in mid-July. Summer could not have been better, mild tending toward cool temperatures, spectacular dews graciously contributed to meeting the vines’ watering needs. These fantastic weather conditions helped an early, slow ripening contributing to the sugar balance, to the phenolic and aromatic maturity.