Bodegas Piqueras – White Label

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Bodegas Piqueras

Aged on its lees for 4-6 months. Fresh and crisp on the palate with intense citrus, lime and tropical notes and a persistent finish. Food-friendly medium bodied wine to enjoy with a wide variety of dishes such as grilled fish, pasta and salads.

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A D.O.  Almansa classified wine.

Verdejo and Sauvignon Blanc grapes sourced from our coolest high-altitude vines are carefully selected and harvested at night during the last two weeks of August and then fermented at low temperature for over 30 days. 4-6 months on fine lees with regular bâtonnage.

Tasting notes: A fresh and crisp medium-bodied white wine with intense citrus, lime and tropical notes and a persistent finish.

Food pairing: Food friendly wine to enjoy with dishes such as grilled salmon, seared scallops, chicken, rice dishes, a fresh summer salad or by itself.

Bodegas Piqueras is a fourth generation estate, founded in 1915 in the southeastern Spanish region of Almansa. With its semi-desert climate, it’s a 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 cereals 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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