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  • Algueira, Pizarra 2015 750ml

Algueira, Pizarra 2015 750ml

89 SGD 99 SGD
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Country
Spain
Region
Ribeira Sacra
Vintage
2015
Type
Red Wine
Format
750ml
Rating
Robert Parker 91
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Description

The current vintage of the Mencía grown on slate soils is the 2015 Pizarra, the year when they believe the vines—30 years old by then—expressed the soils where they are planted, on steep slopes. 2015 was a warm year, and they had to harvest quite early to avoid over-ripeness. Even though it is made with grapes from Ribeira Sacra, this has to be sold without appellation of origin because it fermented in 2,000-liter oak vats, which apparently is not allowed by the DO's rules. It matured in 225- and 600-liter French oak barrels for 30 months. It's a ripe and generously oaked Mencía with a more mainstream/international profile because of the oak aromas and flavors. It has the perfume and floral character that Mencía can sometimes have, but it is somewhat blurred by the use of wood. The palate is medium-bodied and reveals some dusty tannins. 8,290 bottles produced. It was bottled in January 2019.

Character
Body
 
Light Bold
Taste
 
Dry Sweet
Aromatics
 
Reserved Intense
  • Berries
    Flavours may include:
    Blackberry, Raspberry, Strawberry
  • Stone Fruits
    Flavours may include:
    Peach, Apricot, Plum
  • Dried Fruits
    Flavours may include:
    Prune, Fig, Raisin
  • Floral
    Flavours may include:
    Rose, Violet, Elderflower
  • Woody
    Flavours may include:
    Cigar, Oak, Pine, Wet Woods
Pivēne's Words
One of the worlds most dramatic vineyard sites located on the banks of the Sil River
Pivēne's Words
Drink Guide
Appreciating wine can be enhanced even further if its stored and served correctly.

Wine, for the most part, is a peculiar beverage and everything form the way the bottle is stored, to the way its opened; the way the cork is pulled, the decanter thats used and the glass its served in, can have an immense effect on the outcome.

The sommeliers of PIVENE recommend the following for how to get the best out of this wine;

How to Enjoy

Glassware
Red Wine
Serving Temperature
14°C to 16°C
Decant Time
Ready to Drink
Decant Type
Not Applicable
Food Pairings
Beef, Cured Meat, Lamb, Mushroom, Pork, Spicy Food, Vegetarian
Cuisine Recommendations
Chinese, French, Indian

Algueira, Pizarra 2015 750ml

89 SGD 99 SGD
10% off

Algueira, Pizarra 2015 750ml

89 SGD 99 SGD
10% off

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