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Peique Selección Familiar 2014

Peique Selección Familiar

2014
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£31.34

/ 0.75 L btl

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Spec sheet

TypeRed Wine
Region
Grapes
Producer
AllergensContains sulfites
Alcohol contenti14.5%

The wine

Vine growing and wine making run in the Peique family. Ramón Valle planted the first grapevines between 1930 and 1950, guided by instinct and forming a network of micro-parcels, mainly on slopes, creating a Mencía grape paradise, where work is only possible by hand. The soils of stone and clay, as well as a transitional climate between Atlantic and continental, endow this cellar's wines with great freshness and elegance, because, as Jorge Peique says, 'You have to take great care of a wine if it bears your family name; it's one of the things to feel most proud of'.

This Mencia wine is produced with grapes from 70-90 year old family owned grapevines. It is then aged for 18 months in new French oak barrels before standing for a further 15 months in the bottle. The Peique Selección Familiar is an elegant red wine, with ripe black fruit, notes of scrubland and a complex minerality. Round, long, and balanced on the palate, a wine with personality and structure, lingering and evocative... a classic Bierzo wine.

What does this wine taste like?

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Picota cherry red / Opaque
Bouquet
Fruit aromas / Fruits of the forest / Undergrowth notes / Mineral notes / Ageing notes / Complex / Elegant
Mouth
Robust / Long / Balanced / Characterful / Structured

Drinking and storing

Serve between 16ºC and 18ºC

Ratings and awards

200593 PK
200490 PK
PK: Parker

Customer reviews

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The winery

Bodegas Peique

Bodegas Peique

For many years, the Mencia wines of the Bierzo appellation didn't manage to achieve recognition as top-quality wines. At the end of the nineteen nineties, however, a new generation of oenologists rediscovered the oldest vines and hidden treasures of this region and applied suitable wine-production methods to make the most of the true potential of the Mencia variety. Jorge Peique was one of these winemakers. In 1999 he founded the Bodegas Peique winery in Valtuille de Abajo where...

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