The 2017 Finca La Pica DO Rioja is an excellent example of a classic Rioja from Spain, an absolute joy to drink and a bottle you would be proud to have on any dining table. The Rioja region is situated in the North of Spain, at both banks of the Ebro river. Cooler winters and hot summer temperatures, and limited rainfall mark the character of the vines that grow on a mixture of sand, silt and clay soils, which is what gives the Rioja wines their excellent taste profile. Grapes for the Crianza are 100% Tempranillo, and the wine is aged 12 months in American oak barrels. Serve 16-18°C—cellar potential of 3 to 5 years.
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The 2017 Finca La Pica DO Rioja Crianza has an attractive red colour with candied fruit, spicy, and toasty aroma. Elegant and well balanced on the palate, where ripe fruit and spicy notes of the ageing process really comes through. Serve 16-18°C. Like most Rioja reds, this is a perfect accompaniment to a wide variety of meats, cheeses, roasts and starters. It is worth opening up the bottle a half-hour before, just to let it breathe.
Aperitif, beef parcels, braised beef, Chicken, country-style pâté, Fine Cheeses, fine cured meats, Goat's cheese, lamb and thyme stew, mushroom bouchées, Roast Poultry, Salads, Seasonal Pasta dishes, Starters, steak tartare