Cien y Pico
The single vineyard tilt, Doble Pasta, is so named due to the deep color that occurs naturally with old vine Garnacha Tintorera. You ask, what is Garnacha Tintorera? It also masquerades as ‘Alicante Bouschet.’The quixotic quest of Cien y Pico is to protect & honor the19th Century vineyards and allow, if you will, four Winemakers-errant, to fight foes in the battle for vineyards of biodiversity, terroir & heraldry.
The nose has a fantastic range of blueberries, damson plums and cherries. Also there are intriguing smells of fresh tea, lavender and Turkish delight. The aromas give way to a palate chock full of intense, fresh and uplifting powerful pure blueberries and strong red fruits. The tannins are significant but not overwhelming as it gives the feeling of dark, bitter chocolate supported by blueberry coulis. All in all, a remarkable wine given the madness that this wine took to produce!
- Region: Manchuela
- Varietal: 100% Garnacha Tintorera
- Vintage: 2008
- Vineyard: Doble Pasta
- Vine Age: 105 years old
- Yield: 2.2 tons per acre
- Soil Type: Sand & Red Clay over Limestone
- Oak: 19 months in French barrique (20% new)
- Production: 950 cases
Manchuela, formerly part of La Mancha, lies on the eastern side of the area known as the Meseta which cuts across central Spain. The main town is Albacete and the region’s most significant neighbors for comparison are Ribera del Júcar (another area which has split from La Mancha) to the west and Utiel-Requena to the east towards the Mediterranean coast... Learn More »
CIEN Y PICO
Cien y Pico is four aspiring wine Knights and some bloody old vineyards. This is not the beginning of a joke, but Cien y Pico’s four winemakers are from Spain, Italy, Bulgaria and Australia, namely in order of their terroir, Luis Juminez Garcia, Nicola Tuccci, Elena Golakova Brooks and Zar Brooks, who collectively have made wine in Spain, of course, but also much of the rest of the old and new worlds of wine, namely Italy, France, Germany, Portugal, Bulgaria, Australia, New Zealand, Chile, Argentina, the United States, Canada and even Brazil. Learn More »
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