It was a great discovery to come across this winery after endless chats about wines and tasting them. Somebody remarked: “Marcos, that friend of Raúl Pérez who works with him, makes a fantastic wine over in Bierzo, but it’s very difficult to find due to low production…just 4,000 bottles”.
I was very interested in trying it, so we did all we could to get hold of a sample to taste and that’s when we gave way to sheer emotion… Congratulations, Marcos, on your wine and the work you continually put into the vineyard. It means that yours is my favourite wine in my 2009 Selection.
Pago de Valdoneje Viñas Viejas is just this - carefully executed wine production resulting from the hard work Marcos puts into his vineyards at Valtuille de Abajo and Pieros, the best districts in the Bierzo area. An exceptional, ruby-hued wine, typical in tone of a Mencía Reserva. Exotic, heady aromas; lactic, orange peel, cinnamon, ginger, citric fruits, flowers, white cocoa, leather and vanillin. One particular fragrance comes over with a powerful impact: the orange, reminiscent of the Hermes perfume Eau d’Orange Verte. The sensations released in the mouth arise from a top-class wine: three-dimensional, freshness, vitality and citric-sweet acidity. An incredible feeling on the palate, like pure fruit juice. This is a thought-provoking wine, and one to savour taking one sip at a time.
A wine in the same style as Bordeaux… Saint-Julien, of course.
Aged for 11 months in new French oak barrels.
Optimum serving temperature:
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Vinos Valtuille is a small, familiar-run winery, with Marcos García Alba one of the new-wave wine-produers and bodega owners in Bierzo, that took on the challenge of creating quality wines at the beginning of 2000, making an important investment in installations, facilities and plenty of technical resources.
In Spain, we deliver to the whole mainland, the Balearic Islands, the Canaries, Ceuta and Melilla; we also deliver to all other countries within the EU (except the Azores and Madeira), Andorra and Switzerland.
If you need an urgent delivery or want to order an extra large consignment, please contact our Customer Service Department.
Transport costs include packaging in cardboard boxes specially designed to protect the bottles in transit, and insurance against loss or breakage.
If your order is a gift, we can offer you various gift options (special gift wrapping, wooden boxes, a card with your message...); you can make your choices on the "Gift options" page while providing the information required for placing your order.
Example of gift wrapping.
If the wine is not fit for consumption or does not come up to your expectations, you can return it to us and we will replace it with another bottle or product.