Vega Sicilia, the Spanish owner of one of our favourite Tokaj wineries, celebrated its 150th anniversary this summer. During the break of the event, we had lunch with Tamás B. Molnár, a key figure on the Hungarian gastro scene, at the fish market. We had the local Tinto Joven with our food, then bought a bottle and brought it home and it was great. Therefore, we sought out Bodegas Pittacum and ordered a few bottles from them. If it gives you as much joy as it gave us, then it was worth it.
Made from Mencia, Bierzo’s most famous grape variety, this is a dense, flavour-packed, exciting Tinto Joven, i.e. briefly aged, fresh wine, with primary aromas. Purplish colour, pronounced grape notes, heaps of flavours, really buoyant – in short, a great wine.