£24.54/ 0.75 L btl
Wine Pícaro del Águila Tinto 2019
|Type||Red Wine Crianza|
|Alcohol content i||14.0%|
|Bottle size and vintage||0.75 L - 2019|
Pícaro del Águila Tinto is a red wine made mainly with Tempranillo rounded off with small quantities of other varieties such as Albillo, Grenache or Bobal, all grown following organic agriculture techniques.
The vines are between 35 and 70 years old and grow at an altitude of 900 metres in a north-facing chalky-clay plot which gives the wine an interesting hint of rusticity as well as added freshness. The result is a very well-balanced wine, accessible almost immediately with its splendid fruit to the front.
Bunches of grapes still on their stems are collected and crushed by foot and then vinified together following age-old traditions. A long maceration and fermentation process is followed by a malolactic fermentation and 15-months' ageing in oak barrels. Pícaro del Águila Tinto is a wine which reminds us of wines from the past, a true Ribera wine, fresh and intense with a perfect balance between fruit and ageing. It is cherry-coloured and its precise nose is embellished with wild fruit and spicy and minty hints. Juicy and pleasantly tannic in the mouth, it also has enough freshness to flow freely as aromas of fruit and the forest and lactic touches delight the palate. Despite its significant complexity, it is easy to interpret and leads on to a lingering and rounded finish.
Grilled rabbit / Iberian ham / Roast lamb
- Vine age:Between 35 and 70 years
- Soil:Calcareous-clay / Cobbles
- Vinification material:Wood
- Ageing period:Between 12 and 15 months
- Type of wood:French oak
- Clarification and filtration:Bottled unfined and unfiltered
- Optimum serving temperature:Between 15ºC and 17ºC
- Decanting:Aeration is recommended
- Drinking and storing:Drink now or keep until 2028
- ViewCherry red
- Bouquet:Ripe fruit / Wild fruits / Spices / Mint notes
- Mouth:Balanced / Fresh / Juicy / Refreshing acidity / Persistent
Wine critics reviews
Super balanced Ribera for great price
We like the reviews from Gutiérrez who is reviewing for The Wine Advocate Spanish wines and this is one of the discoveries. Medium bodied, complex and great lengthy aftertaste. A real discovery for this price if you like The Ribera’s a bit less powerful and more complex. Best to wait a year to allow further development.by: Guy (18/07/2018) - Vintage 2016
Super new style Ribera at great price
After tasting a few bottles of the 2015 and 2016 I can say this is really different than most Ribera’s. Very elegant, flavourful and good nose and aftertaste looking forward to next sip. It needs time in the bottle... although difficult... the 2015 now tastes even better than a year ago.by: Luis phillips (26 Feb) - Vintage 2019
Frankly one of the best.. probably too young but an abundance of fruit and superb balance- will be a regular when in stockby: Guy (03/11/2020) - Vintage 2018
Lots of pure fruit and smooth tannins. Very easy drinking wine but also quite a classy example. Would certainly revommend.by: Guy (07/02/2020) - Vintage 2018
As good or maybe even slightly better as 2016. Complex & balanced, very good price/quality, you really need to try it.