£17.45/ 0.75 L btl
What does this wine taste like?
|Cherry red / Intense|
|Elegant / Red fruit / Spicy notes / Indian ink / Mineral notes|
|Juicy / Light / Long finish|
Drinking and storing
Grilled meat / Stews / Vegetable casseroles / Cooked sausages / Cheeses
Ratings and awards
|2016||91 PN||91 SK|
|2010||15.5 JR||90 PN||93 SK|
Wine critics reviewsReviews by Parker
What a phenomenal wine from Bierzo, very dark deep wine which benefits from being decanted for about 30 mins before drinking. Absolutely delightful with ripe fruit, cherry flavours and velvety finish. Tastes less alcoholic than it actually is, which is a good thing right??
A very pleasant wine
I've tried several vintages of this wine over the years and found it consistently good. It's a fairly heavy red with great body, nose, and taste. There's a slight spiciness which I like. All in all a very pleasant wine at a reasonable price. Delivery was amazingly fast from Spain - faster than some UK sellers!
Good price/quality Ratio
Bodegas Pittacum consistently produce good value, fruit forward wines backed by robust structure. With a little aeration, significant new oak on the nose finds a balance with nice, fresh acidity and a pleasant, tannic presence. Drinking well now, but capable of spending a time in the bottle.
Heady bouquet of alcohol
Greeted by a whiff of alcohol upon opening, bouquet settles towards red berries - red cherries, plum, vanilla (hint), liquorice. Missing some acidity, tannin a little stalky. But for this price, it's good for a nice relaxed evening with no worries in sight. I'll say, give me more.
My favourite within this Wine class
Great vintage! I have been following this wine for a while, and I found this vintage really attracting. Juicy and earthy mencia, this time with a flowery nose, lighter mouth and really long end. A wine to pair with food, with beautiful mencia freshness.
|Ageing period||8 months|
|Type of wood||French and American oak|
Viñedos y Bodegas Pittacum
The Pittacum project started out in 1999 in Arganza, in Bierzo, a Denomination of Origin undergoing rediscovery in the province of León. A deep passion for wine led three associates from Ponferrada to join forces and concentrate on the indigenous black grape variety, Mencía, with the clear intention of showing that their local wines had plenty of personality. A few years later, in 2002, Terras Gauda acquired 65% of the winery. Bodegas Pittacum own 5 hectares of vineyards...