Young Red Wine
BODEGAS Y VIÑEDOS CASTRO VENTOSA
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Region: D.O. Bierzo
Grape Varieties: 100% Mencía
Type: Young Red Wine un-oaked
Alcohol Volume: 13.5%
Serving Temperature: 15º - 17º
Raúl Pérez makes this wine at the Pérez’s family winery, Bodegas y Viñedos Castro Ventosa, situated in the village of Valtuille de Abajo, at the foot of the slope of the Castro. Founded by the Pérez family in 1752 the winery has since then remained in the hands of the family, 75 hectares of vineyards in Bierzo, planted with the indigenous red variety Mencía.
To elaborate Castro de Valtuille Mencía joven, Raúl Pérez brings out the most from the youngest vines in the estate with an age ranging from 20 – 40 years. The fruits for the wine are harvested by hand. Vinified and fermented in stainless steel vats and spending about 2 months in larger wood vats before is bottled without cold stabilization or filtration.
Tasting notes: Full flavoured, dark fruits and liquorice, ripe fruits and hints of spice and mineral. Smooth, soft and complex with rich red and black berries finishing long with a touch of black pepper.
Notes: Drink now - 2022
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