El Valao is Vinos Valtuille’s first vino de finca or estate wine, from a vineyard comprised of vines aged almost a hundred years old. A wine which, at such a reasonable price, enables us to get to know both the bodega’s style of mature wines, as well as the Mencía variety’s profile with its aromas of blackberries and wild soft fruits, and also the character of the Bierzo’s countryside, with its smoky notes and touches of liquorice. An austere, fresh and juicy wine.
What does this wine taste like?
|Picota cherry red / Intense / Violet glints
|Fresh / Fruit aromas / Red fruit / Blackberries / Wild fruits / Toasty notes / Smoke / Liquorice / Balsamic notes / Menthol aromas
|Structured / Profound / deep / Fine tannins / Balanced / Pleasant finish / Fruit-forward / Persistent
Meat rice dishes / Octopus Galician style / Cured meat / Manchego cheese / Idiazabal cheese
Ratings and awards
Wine critics reviewsReviews by Parker and Suckling
|Between 6 and 8 months
|Type of wood
Finca el Valao
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. Marcos launched onto the market under the brand name of Pago de Valdoneje, giving rise to a young, single varietal Mencía wine that has been growing in reputation out there...