£18.72/ 0.75 L btl
Valtuille Vino de Villa is a red that’s very serious, with fullness and depth, showing us all the richness the vineyard of a unique village can offer. With minimal intervention, the wine manages to construe this Bierzo landscape with the utmost respect and absolute elegance. A red that sets itself apart due to its fragrance and balance, freshness and easiness. The sort of wine always to have close at hand.
What does this wine taste like?
It’s serious, subtle and scented; refined, expressive and very delicate. Evocative aromas of tiny red strawberries waft on a background of floral notes, spices and intense mineral hints. It’s medium-bodied, with great balance and freshness, thanks to the early harvesting of some of the plots. The tannins are distinguished and slightly grainy, allowing the whole bunch to be discerned fully on the palate. It’s able to combine purity and fineness, with a very seductive feel, almost creamy. It takes its leave as all greats do, leaving behind it a persistent hint which highlights again the powerfulness of the fruit.
|Picota cherry red / Clean / Bright|
|Higly aromatic / Floral scents / Fine / Elegant / Fruit aromas|
|Balanced / Fresh / Medium-bodied / Subtle / Pleasant tannins / Silky|
Drinking and storing
It will work well in a normal red wine glass served at a temperature between 14˚ and 16 ºC. It will remain in perfect drinking condition for 7 or 8 years after its vintage date.
Red meats / Game / Stews / Meat rice dishes
Ratings and awards
Wine critics reviewsReviews by Parker
Another Delight - Amazing Value
Well, well, well. The Abundantly Bearded Raúl Pérez knocks it out of the park again with this heady blend. Gorgeous colour, fine on the nose and smooth as silk. extra star for terrific value to qulaity ratio. Probably wise to buy now, as the price can only go up.
Very smooth and not too heavy. Great value. Accompanies meats really well.
Ataque potente, de alta acidez, con el tanino marcado, amplio y carnosito. El paso por boca es golosote, con un puntito dulzón a compota de frutos del bosque. En retronasal asoman aromas florales de violeta y en el post-gusto se aprecian unos taninos de gran calidad que se va suavizando sorbo a sorbo y dejan paso a recuerdos acompotados principalmente y amaderados de modo más sutil, como toque final. La persistencia de 2 minutos y 40 segundos.
I think this is a new addition to the Péréz portfolio and price/quality really great. You really need to try in the Zalto Bourgogne glass and this before this wine gets included in the expensive range.
Excelente,había probado algo parecido de 2012 y me vuelve a sorprender. Los vinos del Bierzo me encantan ,eso si no vale cualquiera
Fermented with wild yeasts in 5,000-litre oak vats with 40% whole bunches (previously 100%) using the vineyard coupage. After a lengthy maceration, it ages in 225 and 500-litre oak barrels for a year.
|Ageing period||12 months|
|Type of wood||Oak|
Villegas / El Val / La Rata
It’s a selection of barrels from the hundred-year old vineyards of Villegas, El Val and La Rata, three areas especially liked by Castro Ventosa. The vines are aged between 40 and 100 years old and are planted on lands that are steeply inclined and mainly facing north. The various village plots are fermented separately and include Mencía, Garnacha Tintorera (Alicante Bouschet) and Bastardo grapes, as well as some local white varieties. The blend from different locations adds an extra dimension to the wine, and even more complexity.
|Vine age||Between 40 and 100 years|
|Climate||Continental with Atlantic influence|
|Yields||Very low yields|