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Red Wine Ultreia Mencía 2018

Crianza red wine from El Bierzo. Varietal Mencía aged for 12 months in French oak barrels.

Crianza. 12 Months in French oak barrels
Percentage of Alcohol: 13.5º
Bottle size: 75 cl
D.O.: Bierzo
Grapes Varieties: Mencía,
Wineries: Raúl Pérez
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Regular Price: €13.95

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Produced by world-class winemaker Raúl Pérez, Ultreia Mencía is a single vineyard Spanish red wine made solely from Mencía. The grapes were sorted from Las Villegas, a tiny plot of vines with sandy soils located at 580 metres of altitude, in the village of Valtuille de Abajo, the heart of the DO Bierzo.

Picked by hand between late August and early September, the grapes were whole-bunch fermented in open oak vats with no temperature control, and subsequently macerated for a long period of time (60 to 90 days). Then, Ultreia Mencía 2018 was aged for 12 months in 2nd year French oak barrels. The wine was bottled unfined and unfiltered.

Terroir-bound and elegant, this Crianza red wine shows again the magic touch of its renowned creator.

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Appearance

The red wine Ultreia Mencía is bright cherry with some violet tinges.

Nose

This varietal Mencía opens with some forest-floor remembrances, slowly evolving into red berries, flowers and citrus, with some mineral remembrances and dim spicy notes.

Palate

Crisp, yummy and apparently effortless, like all the wines of Raúl Pérez. Deeply mineral, with an excellent acidity and some lively tannins. Long finish with some berryish and floral remembrances.

Our personal opinion

Once again, Ultreia Mencía 2018 proves that El Bierzo is a wine region unlike any other, both in Spain and abroad.

Year 2018
Type Red
D.O. Bierzo
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 16-18ºC
Should this wine be decanted? 30 minutes before serving
Ageing Crianza
Type of ageing Months in French oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 12
Enterwine's Score 92
Media rating 92
Mono-Varietal Mencía
Pairings Birds, Cold meats, Cured cheeses, Grilled red meats, Grilled vegitables, Mushrooms, Poultry, Red meat with gravy, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb, Roasted pork, Specialty Spanish prosciutto , Stews, Vegetables, Vegetables
Taste Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes
Occasion Because you can, Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, To bring to an engagement
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Kudos to Raul!
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Magnificent wine. Round, earthy and fresh -so moreish!
Review by (Posted on 1 June 2021)
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