“Wet, wet, wet”, that is how we would describe the weather in 2018.
The cold winter with an abundance of precipitations in the form of snow kept the vine at a vegetative standstill. The spring was cold and very wet. The vineyards responded to all this with a delay to budburst, which did not take place until the start of May. In June, precipitations in the form of storms and hail complicated the fruit set, causing a drop in the harvest production size. July and August were hot, dry months and the first grapes started to change color. Ripening commenced and, after several difficult months, we finally had a spell of stable weather. We started harvesting the Menda on 21 September in perfect weather. It was dry and sunny, with nighttime temperatures that were sometimes as low as 2ºC. The Mencia was finally harvested with good fruit, soft tannins, and perfect acidity
Tasting Notes: Intense color with an elegant nose. Fresh red fruits, spices, Chinese ink, and minerals. Fluid and juicy with a long finish.
Food Pairing: Pittacum’s profile allows for a rich and varied matching to dishes and foods: grilled or stewed meats, legume pottages, certain ways of preparing fish, but also cold meats, cheeses, pasta, empanadas (Galician savory pie), salads when properly dressed.