Rich, medium- and full-bodied red wines
Can immediately be enjoyed.
4 – 8 years, good vintages up to 10 years.
To be served at room temperature around 15 – 17 °C. Young wines benefit from decanting.
Charcuterie, pâtés, vegetable pie, pasta, grilled meat of any kind, strong young soft and hard cheese.
»The 2011 Pies Negros comes in a Burgundy bottle with a comic-style label. Pies Negros means Black Feet in a reference to the foot trodden grapes, the ancestral method of making the wine that this pair of brothers has followed. The wine, 90% Tempranillo and 10% Graciano, has aged for 14 months in new and used oak barrels of different sizes. It has a dark ruby color, a bit reticent at first in the nose with dark morello cherries and a touch of spiciness. The palate is quite compact, showing a core of fruit with some tannins in the end. It’s a young Rioja with plenty of character and at a very good price.« (Luis Gutierrez)