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Bodegas Piqueras Black Label Syrah Monastrell

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Description

Signature Black Label Syrah Monastrell from Bodegas Piqueras.

The signature Piqueras Black Label is produced in the region of Almansa, located on high slopes in southeast Spain. Dry and calcareous soil, scarce rain and long periods of sunshine produce grapes with high concentration, deep colour and full of rich aromas.

This rich red is made from 50% Monastrell and 50% Syrah and aged for 4-6 months in 300 litre fine grain oak barrels. Medium-bodied on the palate with flavours of ripe red cherries, raspberries, crushed boysenberries, red plums and a touch of vanilla spice on the nose. Lively and elegant with a silky finish. Enjoy on its own or with grilled, roasted or fried dishes, barbecues, charcuterie and richer cheeses.

  • Gold, 2023 Gilbert & Gaillard International Wine Challenge (2021 vintage)

Taste

Ripe red cherries with raspberries and red plums

Aroma

Full and rich with vanilla and spice

Bodegas Piqueras is a fourth generation estate, founded in 1915 in the southeastern Spanish region of Almansa. With its semi-desert climate, it’s an ideal area to practice organic winemaking, with plenty of sunlight and little chance of disease. The cool nights contrast the hot days, giving vital acidity and aromatics to the rich, deeply-coloured wines. The traditional grapes of the region are Garnacha Tintorera, a rare red-fleshed grape variety, and Monastrell, also known as Mourvèdre. These are grown in the Los Timonares vineyard, which sits at 2500 feet above sea level. The Los Chuchillos vineyard has the estate’s oldest vines, with the gnarly bush vines being over 60 years old. Bodegas Piqueras recently added the El Vinculo vineyard, which is based amongst the olives, almonds and grains of the Almansa reservoir region. All viticulture is done with nature, not against it, and biodiversity is actively encouraged. Sheep graze to keep surrounding plants in check, and their manure is used as fertiliser.

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