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Bodegas Y Viñedos Pittacum Mencia Bierzo 2008

Winemaker's Notes:

Bodegas Pittacum was purchased several years ago by Terras Gauda who were looking to find a red wine with distinctive personality. The winery is located in Arganza, a town of longstanding vine-growing and wine-making heritage, nestled in the beautifully hilly landscape of the Bierzo region. Alfredo Marques Calva, the technical director of Pittacum, is both artist and artisan, constantly researching and experimenting in the winery. He is equally passionate about food, and a visit to his winery might include a lunch of tuna belly with superb pimentos, air-dried beef or slow cooked roast kid washed down with plenty of Pittacum.

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Viñedos Y Bodegas Pittacum:
Since Viñedos y Bodegas Pittacum first opened for bussines, its mission has been clear: to create wines with personality, wich - without losing sight of the hallmark features of the Mencía variety and the local area and climate - bear a unique stamp. Personality, reliability and quality are the tree key words that define our commitment. The quality of a great wine inevitably depends on the ex... Read more
Since Viñedos y Bodegas Pittacum first opened for bussines, its mission has been clear: to create wines with personality, wich - without losing sight of the hallmark features of the Mencía variety and the local area and climate - bear a unique stamp. Personality, reliability and quality are the tree key words that define our commitment. The quality of a great wine inevitably depends on the excellence of the raw material. The productivity and age of the vines are key factors in achieving a fine product. The fact that different places have different soils, slopes, orientations and microclimates means that we can obtain grapes with characteristics that also differ widely. Each variety is processed separately, before being mixed in the exactly the right proportions. Our extensive knowledge and experience of wine-making in the region ensures that at our winery only the finest grapes are used for the finest wine.Our winery is located in Arganza, a town with a longstanding vine-growing and wine-making heritage, and nestled in the extraordinarily beautiful landscape of the "Bierzo Region". An area with its own inimitable accents that make it stand apart from any other wine-producing region in the Iberian Peninsula. A modern building houses everything needed for the processing of our grapes. While the casks in which we age our wines silenty sleep in a sturdy stone farmhouse Read less

Bodegas Pittacum was purchased several years ago by Terras Gauda who were looking to find a red wine with distinctive personality. The winery is located in Arganza, a town of longstanding vine-growing and wine-making heritage, nestled in the beautifully hilly landscape of the Bierzo region. Alfredo Marques Calva, the technical director of Pittacum, is both artist and artisan, constantly researching and experimenting in the winery. He is equally passionate about food, and a visit to his winery might include a lunch of tuna belly with superb pimentos, air-dried beef or slow cooked roast kid washed down with plenty of Pittacum.

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