Red Wine Ultreia Mencía 2018
Crianza red wine from El Bierzo. Varietal Mencía aged for 12 months in French oak barrels.
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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.
The red wine Ultreia Mencía is bright cherry with some violet tinges.
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.
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.
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||30 minutes before serving|
|Type of ageing||Months in French oak barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||12|
|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|