17 by Pinea
- Grape: Tempranillo
- Country : Spain, Ribera del Duero
- Type : Red
- ABV : 14.8%
4 in stock
Tasting notes: Pinea 17
This ‘multi award winning’ wine is an exceptional example of Tempranillo from Ribera del Duero!
“17” by Pinea captures the elusive combination of intense concentration and lifted, complex aromatics that distinguishes the best Ribera del Duero wines. The lifted aromatics and elegant, supple body of “17” by Pinea is particularly appealing and a departure from the more aggressive, heavily extracted style the region is known for. To enhance the perfumed aromatics, decant for about 30 minutes before serving at a cool 60 degrees and use a
Burgundy stem. Drink now or in the next 10-15 years.
Regal and highly perfumed, expressing the classic fruit profile of Tempranillo with its own unique finesse very reminiscent of fine Burgundy. Black forest fruits, plum, and blueberry dominate with hints of light accents of vanilla, cacao nibs and cedar playing a supporting, background role. Velvety feel in mouth with presence of fresh plum and berry compote laced with high-toned red fruits. The wine has broad shoulders, but also soft edges with chalky tannins and a lively mineral acidity driving a long and supple finish.
Food Pairing: Pinea 17
Extraordinarily versatile, almost any western cuisine food: Spanish Paella & Tapas, steaks, gamey food, brisket, lamb, pork, grilled vegetables
’17 by Pinea’ celebrates the year 2017, a very important year in the life of our winery due to the major events that took place then, including the commercial debut of our flagship wine, PINEA.
’17’ reflects the careful attention to detail in viticulture that characterizes our winery; by aging in American and French oak barrels, the Tempranillo grapes express a sense of origin that is a worthy reflection of the Ribera del Duero.
The vines selected for the production of this wine are more than 30 years old and belong to some vineyards that are located in the highest areas of the Ribera del Duero, around 3,050 feet elevation.
The weather and the altitude of the area make our grape productions smaller than in the rest of the region, but the grapes we obtain are of higher quality and with a more concentrated flavour. These are the characteristics that demand the grape to give its best, helping us to produce a wine that reflects the personality of the Ribera del Duero.