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El Castro de Valtuille Mencía Joven 2018

El Castro de Valtuille Mencía Joven

2018
Bierzo (Spain)
91+
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Castro de Valtuille Mencía Joven is the newcomer at Bodegas Castro Ventosa, a traditionally-run wine...

3 for immediate dispatch. More, available on 21/07/2020

5.95

/ btl 0.75 L

Details for El Castro de Valtuille Mencía Joven 2018

Type

Wine Red Young

Wine region

Bierzo (Spain)

Grapes

Producer

Alcohol content

14.0%

Bottle size and vintage

0.75 L - 2018

Review

Castro de Valtuille Mencía Joven is the newcomer at Bodegas Castro Ventosa, a traditionally-run winery owned by the Pérez family and located in Valtuille de Abajo. After the departure of Raúl Pérez, the pioneering oenologist of the Bierzo region, there have been no major changes at the winery. Yet it is unquestionably true that Raúl Pérez left a definite stamp on the bodega, endowing the wines with their Burgundy style and thereby creating absolute treasures.

This remarkable Mencía comes as a surprise because, although it claims to be joven on the label, we are perfectly well aware that it is a blend of young Mencía and Castro de Valtuille Mencía, aged in oak; this is where not just its complexity comes from, but also its primary aromas.

We have here a delicious, expressive Mencía in its purest form; intensely deep purple-red in colour, very much in keeping with this grape. The nose is powerful and rich, yet because the bottle has just been opened, the wine shows some slight off-odours due to reduction that disappear, after a bit of exposure to the air, to release for our appreciation an array of black fruits (blackcurrant, blackberries, cranberries or blueberries) and black olives, enhanced by a distinctly animal, gamey note so typical of the complex wines of Burgundy.

Smooth on the palate, dense and enveloping are three expressions that suitably describe this wine. It has a sensational feel, smooth and rounded, with no tannic rough edges and no green notes.

If this wine were to be tasted blind, then it would be full of surprises, revealing as it does such complexity with a host of nuances that result in the creation of a very fine wine of excellent quality.

  • Optimum serving temperature:Between 16ºC and 17ºC

Customer reviews

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by: Félix (11 Jul) - Vintage 2018

Excepcional vino afrutado con un precio imbatible

Nos ha parecido un vino joven afrutado, no exento de alguna nota de bouquet interesante. Pocos taninos como es de esperar, pero considerando el precio para nosotros es un ejemplo de vino ligero afrutado interesante con una relación calidad precio imbatible de una D.O. pujante.

by: Eduardo (26 Jun) - Vintage 2018

Muy bueno

Un vino que sorprende, no es un vino caro y por eso precisamente es un muy buen vino, esta rico, es distinto a otros vinos (personalmente me encantan los mencía) y a muy buen precio

by: FERSAN (16/07/2019) - Vintage 2018

UNA OPCION

POR LO QUE LEÍ DE ÉL, ESPERABA UN POCO MÁS, PERO AÚN ASÍ NO ESTÁ MAL, ES UNA OPCIÓN PARA LOS QUE LES GUSTEN LOS VINOS JÓVENES.

by: Daniele (12/06/2019) - Vintage 2018

Vino Mencia

Sono rimasto piacevolmente sorpreso dalla bontà di questo vino mencia, per i sui tannini e per il gusto fruttato, con la giusta gradazione alcolica

by: JOSE MANUEL (16/05/2019) - Vintage 2018

BUEN VINO PARA EL DIA A DIA.

Un vino con buen paso de boca y una muy buena RCP se a convertido en mi vino de diario.