Red Spanish Wine Estancia Piedra Paredinas 1999 is in a class of its own, it's already a classic. This top-rated red Spanish wine is made from 100-year-old, ungrafted Tinta de Toro bush vines from Toro, Castilla Y Leon. Chewy and rich with a serious grip of tannin and impressive length, it has a big but balanced mouthfeel that goes great with a robustly flavoured meat dish. It's a red Spanish wine for the serious enthusiast, with the complexity and taste expected by wine critics. Aged for 26 months in new French Oak barrels, this red wine is then aged in the bottle for an additional 26 months so that it is ready for drinking the minute you open the bottle. Only 9,200 bottles produced.
There are limited quantities of this hard to find collectible wine, and we have them.
Estancio Piedra is a premium quality wine estate. Its buildings and vineyards are attractively sighted on the slopes of the Guareña Valley, in the ancient town of Toro, in heart of Old Castile. Since its foundation, the winery has grown in stature and critical acclaim and is now universally regarded as a leading bodega in Toro. Their red wines are always on the top 10 lists of leading wine publications. In addition, Estancio Piedra wines are frequently counted amongst the “new classic” Spanish wines. The secret of this success lies in the vineyard, where Estancio Piedra winery owns some 59 hectares of mostly Tinta de Toro grapes, planted as the traditional bush vines. The average age of these vines is 40 years, and some of the vines in the single vineyard site “Paredinas” reach ages of 100 years or more. The success of their bodega also derives from its ultra-modern winery, where the latest technology and strict quality control are deployed at every stage of the winemaking process. This process is directed by a highly qualified team, driven by a passion to achieve something special.
RATINGS: 90 Points - Wein Plus
"Very deep, almost opaque garnet. Cool nose, still dominated by smoky oak, black berry and plum preserves with coconut aromas. Concentrated, juicy and powerful in the mouth, lots of oak, smoke and dark roasted aromas, tannins are present but fine and ripe, persistent on the palate, still very young, fruit and spicy oak on the finish. Can still develop."
Piedra Paredinas 1999 Information:
General Winery: Estancia Piedra
Town of production: Toro, Castilla y León Region
Varietal: 100% Tinta de Toro Tempranillo
Vineyard Age of vines used to produce wine: 100 years
Yield 1,500 kg/ha, 1.6 kg/vine
Size of vineyard, hectares: 10 hectares
Elevation above sea level: 710 meters
Soil composition: sandy loam
Harvest method: by hand
Date of harvest: first week of October
Fermentation: Alcoholic fermentation,
type: in stainless steel
Alcoholic fermentation, duration: 12 days
Alcoholic fermentation, temperature: 32 °C
Malolactic fermentation, type: New French oak barrel
Malolactic fermentation, duration: 25 days
Malolactic fermentation, temperature: 18 °C
Aging Time in tank: 3 months, 12 °C
Time in barrel: 22 months, 12 °C
Barrel type and age: 100% new French barrels
Time in bottle before release: 26 months
Bottling Cold stabilized: no