Bodegas Triton Prieto Picudo 2008
There is nothing tightly bound in the exuberant, almost-exotic aromas and flavors that emerge from your glass. Luscious chocolate-licorice flavors vie with nuances of ripe blackberries and silky plums on your palate. Aged in the finest French oak for fifteen months to enhance the voluptousness of the grape, the wine is balanced by a long, elegant finish. Low yields and sparse plantings make this a truly rare wine so enjoy it while you can.
100% Prieto Picudo. The facilities of Bodegas Tridente, formerly Bodegas Triton, are located in Villanueva de Campean, 18.5 miles south from Zamora in the heart of the Tierra del Vino ("Land of the Wine"). This small-sized winery was designed for small productions of red grapes, especially those of the tinta de Toro variety which are indigenous to the area and has deep roots throughout the region. They also produce wines made from the prieto picudo and mencia grape varieties that come from quite-old and low-yielding vineyards in the Bierzo and Leon regions. The Gil Family is accompanied by Enrique Busto in this project and the technical direction is managed by Frank Gonzales, an Australian enologist of Spanish descent.