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Pago de Valdoneje Mencía 2020

Pago de Valdoneje Mencía


Marcos García, in charge of vines and winemaking at Vinos Valtuille, still follows the advice his...

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/ 0.75 L btl

Wine Pago de Valdoneje Mencía 2020

Spec sheet
TypeRed Wine
Alcohol content i14.0%
Bottle size and vintage0.75 L - 2020


Marcos García, in charge of vines and winemaking at Vinos Valtuille, still follows the advice his grandfather Antonio gave him for creating great wines. His young 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 – and now with 92 points from the prestigious Parker ratings.

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. To sum up, it is a complete, fresh and enveloping Mencia with an impressive varietal character. A wine sure to delight at an unbeatable price. 

Food pairing

Roast turbot / Sardines / Iberian pork secreto


  • Vine age:85 years
  • Soil:Clay / Sand


  • Optimum serving temperature:Between 14ºC and 16ºC

Tasting notes

  • ViewCherry red / Intenso / Violet glints
  • Bouquet:Fresh / Fruit aromas / Red fruit / Blackberries / Berries / Toasty notes / Smoke / Liquorice / Balsamic notes / Menthol aromas
  • Mouth:Structured / Profound / deep / Pleasant finish / Fruit-forward / Persistent / Balanced / Fine tannins

Wine critics reviews

Ferran Centelles

Vintage 2015 - 15.5 JANCIS ROBINSON

Tasted blind. Youthful, simple and vivid with a very refreshing mouthfeel. A pleasant and easy-drinking wine. Uncomplicated and quite a bargain. This is a producer to follow.

— Ferran Centelles (10/04/2017)

Luis Gutiérrez
Robert Parker Wine Advocate

Vintage 2019 - 92 PARKER

The 2019 Pago de Valdoneje is the benchmark for unoaked Mencía from the slopes of Valtuille, and more often than not, this is the go-to red for most local vignerons when asking for a glass of wine in a bar. It's a juicy, aromatic and very pleasant and easy-to-drink young wine with enough complexity and depth to also deal with a wide range of foods, which makes it very versatile. It's lively and smooth, balanced and polished with good freshness and a balanced mouthfeel. 70,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in April 2020.

— Luis Gutiérrez (30/06/2020)

Customer reviews

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by: David (12 Oct) - Vintage 2020


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

by: Mark D, London (20/02/2017) - Vintage 2015

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.

by: Russell (30/05/2019) - Vintage 2017

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!

by: Keith (13/12/2016) - Vintage 2015

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.

by: DAVID BOWEN (24/09/2019) - Vintage 2017

We liked it very much !

Excellent value for money, a young but exxtremely pleasant wine for casual drinking or with meat or pasta dishes.We will be buying again.

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Vinos Valtuille

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...

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