Wine "Castillo de Almansa" Crianza DO
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Reviews of purchase "Castillo de Almansa" Crianza DO
The wine is dark red with ruby highlights.
The taste of the wine is soft, balanced, with velvety tannins, notes of plums, black pepper and pleasant sourness in the aftertaste.
The elegant aroma of wine is revealed in tones of plums, raisins and black pepper.
Wine is recommended for use as an aperitif, as well as in combination with hot meat, game, pasta and cheeses.
"Castillo de Almansa" - a wine list made from grapes grown on the unique vineyard "Finca los Timonares" at an altitude of 750 meters above sea level. The vineyard uses organic methods of vine cultivation.
"Castillo de Almansa" Crianza, Almansa DO - Spanish wine from a blend of grape varieties Monastrel, Tempranillo and Cabernet Sauvignon. Grapes are harvested in the last days of September. Maceration lasts for 4-5 days with a gradual increase in temperature to 25 ºC, then for 15 days the wort is fermented. The wine lasts six months in barrels of American oak.
At international competitions, the wine received a number of awards:
- a gold medal at the Berliner Wein Trophy, 2016;
- a silver medal on the "Mundus Vini, 2016";
- silver medal on "Mundus Vini, 2015";
- a silver medal on the "Mundus Vini, 2014";
- a gold medal at the "Berliner Wein Trophy, 2012";
The Piqueras winery was founded in 1915 by the Piqueeras family. It is located in the region of Almansa in the south-east of Spain, 60 km from Alicante and the Mediterranean Sea. This wine-growing region is characterized by low yields due to the low amount of precipitation. Semi-arid continental climate allows to receive wines with rich color and aroma. Wines are usually made from local varieties of grapes - Garnacha Tintorora and Monastrel. In 1972 the brand "Castillo de Almansa" entered the market.
In 2001, the winery acquired the vineyard Finca los Timonares. In 2003, the opening of a new plant with an area of 7,000 sq.m. and a production capacity of 3,000,000 liters of wine.
Since 2010, the company is run by Pablo and Javier, the fourth generation of the Piqueas family. The main goal of the winemaking industry is the production of high-quality wines, which are represented in the markets of more than 40 countries of the world.