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Las Gundiñas 2020


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Spec sheet

TypeRed wine
AllergensContains sulfites
Alcohol contenti13.5%

The wine

The La Vizcaína de Vinos winery is the most recent winemaking project started up by Raúl Pérez; although, with his restlessness and intense curiosity, we are sure it won’t be the last one. The free spirit of Raúl Pérez works alongside his niece and nephew Nerea Pérez and César Márquez in this project as a homage to his late father by giving the winery the same name with which he used to market his wines: La Vizcaína de Vinos. They have made a strong commitment to local varieties, bringing out their typicity, and focussing on old vines, which are the best way to produce wines with local character, according to Raúl.

Las Gundiñas is produced with a base of Mencia, and small amounts of other traditional varieties such as Trousseau (or Bastardo), Alicante Bouschet, and Doña Blanca, all of which thrive as hundred-year-old bush, or goblet, vines on clay and calcareous soils 500 metres up in the hillsides of Valtuille de Abajo. The local surroundings give an acidity which makes the wine assertive, yet not aggressive. Together with an elegant bitter touch, it means the wine is hard to place geographically even for experienced tasters. Its tightness and sobriety can invoke memories of Nebbiolo or even Sumoll reds.

A certain wild touch to the wine ensnares the drinker, perhaps due to its production where whole bunches, stems and all, are fermented in open tanks. Its mineral, chalky, almost saline, tightness adds elegance to the more predictable wild fruit the wine offers. Cherries, blackberries, orange zest, fine smoky hints, and a handful of fine toasted spices remind the drinker of the wooden staves from the old barrels it is aged in. Thyme and freshness from coastal woodlands abound, blended in with the rigidity of shattered graphite, damp soil and fine blackcurrant skin tannins, thanks to its long maceration. Its body and character are ideal to make this a wine for keeping for years, but it is also warm enough to invite you to drink it immediately.

What does this wine taste like?

Picota cherry red / Carmine glints / Clean / Bright
Higly aromatic / Fresh / Fruit aromas / Candied fruit
Light / Fresh / Good acidity / Balanced / Smooth

Drinking and storing

Serve between 14ºC and 16ºC

Food pairing

Sardines / Roasted duck / Iberian pork

Ratings and awards

202095+ PK
201994+ PK
201895 PK94 PN
201793 PK17 JR
201692 PK16.5 JR
201490 PK
PK: ParkerJR: Jancis robinsonPN: Peñín

Wine critics reviewsReviews by Parker and Jancis Robinson

Pérez told me that Las Gundiñas is quite unpredictable, and the 2019 La Vizcaína Las Gundiñas is more Rhône-like and juicy, with notes of straw and hay and also a note of iron. It's 13.5% alcohol. They always ferment with 10% full clusters and have the same maceration, but they have lowered the time in barrel as the wines stay in the fermentation oak vats until February and then are put in 500-liter and larger barrels and bottled before the next harvest. They are introducing oak foudres at La Vizcaína, and if it goes well, they might move the whole project to them. There are some 5,000 bottles of this. They have purchased more vineyards in most of the crus.

— Luis Gutiérrez (31/01/2022)Robert Parker Wine Advocate Vintage 2019 - 94+ PARKER

Bay leaf and soft tobacco leaf and sweet mulberry fruit. Fragrant lift with a touch of freesia blossom and violet blowing cool and gentle through the core, but caramelised umami flavours building into the framework as the wine ages. Exquisitely fine tannins folding fine layers into black cherries and peppery pomegranate molasses with a very very subtle base note of shaved liquorice root. There's a softness to the edges, a vignette, but the acidity leading inwards to a hyperfocal depth of field at the heart of the wine. This is gorgeous.

— Tamlyn Currin (02/12/2021) Vintage 2017 - 17 JANCIS ROBINSON

Customer reviews

4 reviews


Vinification materialWood
Ageing period12 months
Type of woodFrench oak


Vine age60 years
ClimateAtlantic with continental influence
Surface area2.00 hectares