Red Wine El Castro de Valtuille Mencía Joven 2021

Young red wine from El Bierzo. Varietal Mencía partially aged for 3 months in French wooden vats.

Young. 3 Months in French oak barrels
Percentage of Alcohol: 14º
Bottle size: 75 cl
D.O.: Bierzo
Grapes Varieties: Mencía,
Wineries: Castro Ventosa
P 92 91 91

Availability: In stock

€6.10
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The young wine El Castro de Valtuille Mencía Joven is an honest expression of the Mencía grape, the great indigenous variety from El Bierzo. 

This varietal Spanish red wine is produced by Bodega Castro VentosaRaúl 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.

Additional Information
Additional Information
Appearance

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.

Palate

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.

OTHER VINTAGES

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:

Peñín 91.

El Castro de Valtuille Mencía Joven 2013:

Parker 90. International Wine Cellar-Stephen Tanzer 90. Peñín 87.

Year 2021
Type Red
D.O. Bierzo
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 15-17ºC
Ageing Young
Type of ageing Months in French oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 3
Parker's Score 92
Enterwine's Score 91
Media rating 91
Mono-Varietal Mencía
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
Reviews
1 Review
El castro
Value
An embarrassing steal. Like a good young Burgundy three o four times the price.
Review by (Posted on 2 April 2019)
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