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PIEDEMONTE +DQUINCE

Winery: Bodegas Piedemonte
Vintage: 2011
Winemaker: Marian Vitriain Serna
Type of Wine: red
Bottles Produced: 4000 Per Year
Region: DO Navarra
Composition: 100% Merlot Per Year
MSRP: $40
ExWorks (at Bodega): N/A
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Awards
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Wine Ratings
  • N/A Robert Parker
  • N/A Wine Spectator
  • N/A Wine Enthusiast
  • N/A Wine and Spirits
  • N/A International Wine Cellar
  • N/A Decanter
  • N/A Guia Penin
Shelf Taker
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Wine Description

This wine was created from grapes sourced from more than 25-year-old vineyards, with an average yield of 4000 kg/ha. The grape harvest was made in September, at optimal grape ripeness. The alcoholic fermentation of the wine was followed by the malolactic fermentation in French oak barrels.

Once this fermentation was completed, the wine was racked and left to age for 15 to 18 months, patiently waiting for just the right moment for bottling.

There was no clarification or stabilization of this great wine before bottling. Its subsequent bottle aging gives it roundness and elegance, to create this complex, amazing wine.


Piedemonte +dQUINCE 2011

  •  DECANTER WORLD WINE AWARDS 2015 - Bronze medal
  • MUNDUS VINI 2015 (spring-tasting) - Silver medal
  • Selected by the Official Wine Tasting Panel of Navarra in as Best Navarra wine it is category (Category 9: Blended or monovarietal red wines with wood, at Selection of D.O. Navarra Wines 2015)
  • Peñin Wine Guide of Best Spanish Wines - 90 pts
  • Wine Enthusiast 2016 - 84 pts  - Tasting note from Magazine: "This dark wine with a tiny brick rim smells of Barolo Chinato, root beer and a mixture of fresh and dried blackberries. Earthy with a pleasant touch of funk on the palate, this is a full-bodied and buxom wine that knows how to throw around its weight to get attention. Nonetheless, the tannins are round, ripe and are smartly integrated. It drinks well enough now, and with its moderate complexity there's little benefit to waiting, so enjoy now through 2017".
Tasting Notes
  • COLOUR: Intense cherry colour with a robe of high density.
  • NOSE: Complex bouquet of fruity jams, with spiced and smoked hints.
  • PALATE: Powerful taste of ripe fruit on the palate, with avoursome and sweet tannins. Balanced, enveloping and with a lingering nish.
  • AGEING: More than 15 months in 225 liters oak barrels.
Notes for Consumers
Optimal Serving Temperature: 15°C
Drink By: N/A
Pairing(s): Red meats and mature cheeses.
Vineyards
Vineyard Size: N/A
Soil Composition: Chalky-clay soil with low rainfall, that give rise to muscular wines with high extract and color.
Training Method: Traditional training system.
Elevation: N/A
Exposure: N/A
Harvest Date: N/A
Winemaking & Aging
Fermentation: The grapes are fermented in automatic stainless steel tanks for aprox. 7 days.
Maceration Technique:: Maceration process technique under strict controlled temperature at 28-30ºC.
Length of Maceration: 15-20 days.
Malolactic Fermentation: Yes
Ageing (sur Lie): 18 months in oak barrel casks.
Ageing in Months: N/A
Analytical Data
Alcohol: 15%
pH Level: N/A
Residual Sugar: 2.1 g/l
Acidity : 5.7 g/l
Dry Extract: 32.6 g/l