In 1999 PITTACUM WINERY was born. It was established by six friends who were convinced in the power of El Bierzo wine and the need to recover the noble variety of grapes Mencia, a variety full of history. The Galician group Terras Gauda realised it was a project out to produce high quality wines and two years later decided to support them, keeping the same team which was the key element of PITTACUM WINERY.

When building the winery they found in the foundations a conic amphora called a Pittacum which the Romans used to use as a unit of measure, and also a medallion with the image of Baco on it.

This winery comprehends old vines situated in 200 different plots distributed throughout the whole region of El Bierzo. They are located in unique landscapes, each with different soil, orientations, height and climate. An example of this is Fuente de Miel vineyard situated near Cacabelos.

The technical team in Arganza, run by Alfredo and Elisa, creates well integrated oak cask fruity wines. Their wines are made from local varieties cultivated in ideal conditions, following the traditional wine making methods.

Viñedos y
Bodegas
Pittacum
Pittacum Aurea
Mencía
14 months in French oak barrel
Stored for 2 years in bottle
It has a rich colour. It has an elegant fragrance with red fruit, morello cherries and redcurrent aromas, the pure essence of Mencía grapes. Later the mineral, earth and stone elements appear. Well formed in mouth, balanced and fresh with a long end. It’s an honest, sensible and deep wine.
89 pts. WA. R. Parker 92 pts. IWC, S. Tanzer
Pittacum
Mencía
8 months in French oak barrel
Stored for 2 years in bottle
Very colourful with an elegant fragrance. Fresh and lively red fruit, spice, Indian ink and minerals. Juicy, it flows in the mouth, with a long end. 89 pts. WA. R. Parker
90 pts. IWC, S Tanzer 2014
2008-Medalla de plata, Decanter 2012
2008-Zarcillo de plata, Zarcillo Awards 2013
2008-Bacchus Plata, Bacchus 2012
2007-Medalla de oro, IWC Muvina 2011
2007-Medalla de plata, CM Bruxelles 2011
2007-Medalla de plata, Vinalies Int. 2011
Viñedos y
Bodegas
Pittacum
La Prohibición
Garnacha Tintorera
24 months in French oak barrel
Very fragrant; the fruit seduces the nose with morello cherries, violets and hidden cask notes. Indian ink, herbal touches, spices and on the palate it is well balanced, fresh and lively.
92 pts. WA, R. Parker 92 pts. IWC, S. Tanzer
Tres Obispos
Mencía
Stored for 1 months in tank
Clean, sparkly, delicate and fresh. 86 pts. WA.R. Parker 2014