Red Wine El Castro de Valtuille Mencía Joven 2021
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This varietal Spanish red wine is produced by Bodega Castro Ventosa, Raúl Pérez's family winery, from 80-year-old vineyards located in the town of Valtuille de Abajjo.
The grapes were vinified in stainless steel tanks; subsequently, only a part of the wine was aged in French wooden vats in order for about 3 months not to mask the quality of the fruit.
Following this minimal intervention approach, El Castro de Valtuille Mencía Joven 2021 was neither filtered nor clarified before bottling.
Pair this red wine from El Bierzo with roasted meat dishes.
The red wine Castro de Valtuille Mencía Joven is medium ruby with some violet reflections.
|Nose||This varietal Mencía conveys aromas of blackcurrants and bilberries, with bitter herbs, hints of toast and some mineral remembrances.|
This wine from bodega Castro Ventosa is gentle and fresh, with yummy tannins and a crisp acidity. Medium-long finish with a note of dry earth, blood orange and black fruit.
|Our personal opinion||
We love El Castro de Valtuille Mencía Joven 2021. Despite its youth, it is surprisingly complex.
El Castro de Valtuille Mencía Joven 2020:
Enterwine 90. Parker 90.
El Castro de Valtuille Mencía Joven 2019:
Enterwine 90. Parker 91. Guía Peñín 90.
El Castro de Valtuille Mencía Joven 2018:
Enterwine 90. Parker 91/91+.
El Castro de Valtuille Mencía Joven 2017:
Enterwine 90. Parker 91. Peñín 91.
El Castro de Valtuille Mencía Joven 2016:
Parker 91. Enterwine 90.
El Castro de Valtuille Mencía Joven 2015:
Enterwine 91. Peñín 91. Parker 90.
El Castro de Valtuille Mencía Joven 2014:
El Castro de Valtuille Mencía Joven 2013:
Parker 90. International Wine Cellar-Stephen Tanzer 90. Peñín 87.
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Type of ageing||Months in French oak barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||3|
|Pairings||bluefish, Cold meats, Cooked foods, Game animals, Grilled red meats, Grilled vegitables, Rice with meat, Roasted lamb, Roasted white meats, Sheep´s cheese, Stuffed Chicken, Vegetables|
|Taste||Fruity and Fresh|
|Occasion||Appetizer, Dinner with friends, Reunion with colleagues|