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Spec sheet

TypeRed Wine
Region
Grapes
Producer
AllergensContains sulfites
Alcohol contenti14.0%
Production69,800 bottles

The wine

Pícaro del Águila Tinto is produced with grapes from vines between 35 and 70 years old growing in red clay soils at an altitude of 900 metres. Tempranillo is the main grape used but it is rounded off with small amounts of varieties such as Albillo, Grenache or Bobal – all grown using organic agriculture methods. The soil, altitude and orientation of the vineyards give the wine an interesting rustic touch and added freshness, although it is also particularly noted for being a balanced and accessible red wine, ready for enjoying young when its fruity sensations are at their best.

The whole unstemmed bunches of grapes are mixed together and trampled by foot before undergoing a long process of maceration and fermentation following long-standing traditional winemaking methods. After the malolactic fermentation, the wine is then left to age for about 15 months in oak barrels.

Pícaro del Águila Tinto is a wine reminiscent of traditional Ribera wines: fresh and intense, with a perfect balance between fruit and ageing. With a splendid cherry-red colour and clear nose, it offers splendid aromas of wild fruit and hints of mint and spices. It is juicy and pleasantly tannic in the mouth, and fresh enough to flow freely with no sensation of heaviness. Its fruitiness, full of flavours of the forest and lactic touches, delights the palate. Despite a notable complexity, it is easily interpretable and leaves a lingering and rounded finish.

What does this wine taste like?

Light
Bold
Smooth
Tannic
Dry
Sweet
Soft
Acidic
View
Cherry red
Bouquet
Ripe fruit / Wild fruits / Spices / Mint notes
Mouth
Balanced / Fresh / Juicy / Refreshing acidity / Persistent

Drinking and storing

Serve between 15ºC and 17ºC

Food pairing

Grilled rabbit, Iberian ham, Roast lamb

Ratings and awards

201994+ PK
201894 PK
201693+ PK
201592+ PK
201492 PK
201392 PK92 PN
PK: ParkerPN: Peñín

Wine critics reviewsReviews by Parker

The youngest of the reds I tasted, the 2019 Pícaro del Águila Tinto is their most approachable red and is still serious, vibrant and aromatic with great length and still has good aging potential. They use the grapes from the warmest vineyards they have in the village of La Aguilera, form the northern part closer to La Horra, mostly Tempranillo but with some 5% of other varieties (red and white) interplanted in the old vineyards, fermented together with full clusters and indigenous yeasts and matured in French oak barrels for 15 months. Like the 2019 Clarete, this is young and tender and has more tension than I expected for a warmer year. It has less oak than previous years (only 10% or 15% new barrels), and the wine feels better balanced and is floral and aromatic. It's medium-bodied with a very fine texture, a pretty wine that drinks very well and doesn't reflect a warm year at all, as it has incredible freshness. A great Pícaro. They produced 69,852 bottles and 850 magnums, a notable increase in volume... while they increase the quality! It was bottled in February 2021.

— Luis Gutiérrez (30/06/2021)Robert Parker Wine Advocate Vintage 2019 - 94+ PARKER

Customer reviews

4.3/5
24 reviews
Vintage:

Wine making

Vinification materialWood
Ageing periodBetween 12 and 15 months
Type of woodFrench oak
Clarification and filtrationBottled unfined and unfiltered

Vineyards

Vine ageBetween 35 and 70 years
SoilCalcareous-clay / Cobbles
ClimateContinental

The winery

Dominio del Águila

Dominio del Águila

Founded in 2010, Dominio del Águila is where Jorge Monzón and Isabel Rodero’s dream of creating elegant and pure wines has come true. Organic wines, suitable for laying down for a long, long time but also perfect to be enjoyed at any time. Following in the footsteps of generations of winemakers and having studied at the Universities of Bordeaux and Burgundy, Jorge has an impressive background in the world of wine: his experience...

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