£11.90/ 0.75 L btl
Pago de Valdoneje Mencía is a complete, fresh and enveloping Mencia with an impressive varietal character. Marcos García still follows the advice his grandfather Antonio gave him for creating great wines. His unoaked single-varietal Pago de Valdoneje Mencía is no exception and, as with his other wines, Marcos has achieved a wonderfully expressive nose and a rounded and flavoursome mouth. A wine that gains more and more praise and fans year after year, sure to delight at an unbeatable price.
What does this wine taste like?
In the glass, Pago de Valdoneje Mencía displays a magnificent and intense red colour with purple glints. Fresh in the nose, it delights with aromas of wild fruit such as blackberries and raspberries as well as the usual smoky notes from the soils of Bierzo. After standing for a moment in the glass, refreshing herbal aromas appear, reminiscent of mint and liquorice. Juicy and well-structured in the mouth, it shows incredible depth for such a young wine and tantalizing fruit is always present. Despite its youth, it has very fine tannins which ensure the sweet primary flavours do not take over the wine.
|Cherry red / Intense / Violet glints|
|Fresh / Fruit aromas / Red fruit / Blackberries / Berries / Toasty notes / Smoke / Liquorice / Balsamic notes / Menthol aromas|
|Structured / Profound / deep / Pleasant finish / Fruit-forward / Persistent / Balanced / Fine tannins|
Drinking and storing
Roast turbot / Sardines / Iberian pork secreto
Ratings and awards
|2020||92 PK||92 SK|
|2017||91+ PK||90 PN||90 SK|
|2016||91 PK||90 PN|
|2015||91 PK||15.5 JR|
Wine critics reviewsReviews by Jancis Robinson, Parker, and Suckling
One of my favourite Mencia 100% Mencia is a fantastic wine and this is a great one for the money one to drink all night. Postscript Vinissimus have the best range of this great grape on the market and the joy to be able to choose one instead of just the one on offer. Thanks
Excellent value for money
As an amateur but regular wine drinker I tend to think of wines as either for drinking on their own or for drinking with food. This wine is excellent for drinking on its own and is refined and smooth for easy quaffing. It is really very good indeed for the price.
Punches way above its weight!
This wine is a superb surprise and is worth a try! You will be astounded at the roundness and berry flavours! Ideal for food, probably meats and also drinking alone without any food! Go try this!
Fruitful young light wine
Acceptable quality young light wine made with interesting mencla grape. Fruit flavours predominate. Good value for money. It's not a wine that I'd definitely buy again.
A really solid mencia at a great price. If you are intrigued about this region (Bierzo) and grape then I would definitely give this a go.
|Vinification material||Stainless steel|
|Vine age||85 years|
|Soil||Clay / Sand|
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...