Red Wine Ultreia Saint Jacques 2020
Crianza red wine from El Bierzo. Varietal Mencía aged for 12 months in French oak barrels and concrete diposits.
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Produced by world renowned winemaker Raúl Pérez, Ultreia Saint Jacques is a fabulously priced varietal Mencía from El Bierzo.
Some years ago, this Spanish red wine made headlines when it was known that it had made its way into the Wine List of Michelin three-star Le Bernardin, NY's best seafood restaurant.
Most of the grapes come from old vines planted in the Villegas vineyard, located near Valtuille de Abajo. The rest come from younger vines located in Villadecanes.
Picked by hand and meticulously selected, grapes were gently macerated and then went through a whole bunch fermentation in open oak vats with no temperature control.
After the process, which lasted up to 5 months, the red wine Ultreia Saint Jacques 2020 was aged for 12 months in oak vats, 225-litre French oak barrels and concrete diposits. Finally, the wine was bottled unfined and unfiltered.
Fortunately, we needn't have dinner at Le Bernardin to enjoy a bottle of this red wine from El Bierzo.
The red wine Ultreia Saint Jacques is medium ruby with a garnet rim.
Lively and transparent, this Mencía wine conveys aromas of raspberries and bilberries, with remembrances of violets, citrus and herbs over a mineral and spicy background.
This varietal Crianza red wine is supple and fresh, with great vivacity, round tannins and a crisp acidity. Fruit-forward and subtly floral, this wine of Raúl Pérez has a long finish with some mineral and balsamic remembrances.
|Our personal opinion||
If one had to choose only one wine to illustrate the revolution that Spanish wine has undergone over the last years, the amazingly priced Ultreia Saint Jacques 2020 wouldn't be the worst choice.
Ultreia Saint Jacques 2019:
Enterwine 92. Parker 94. Guía Peñín 92.
Ultreia Saint Jacques 2018:
Enterwine 92. Parker 93/93+. Peñín 91.
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||20 minutes before serving|
|Type of ageing||Months in distinct containers|
|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||Complex and Elegant, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes|
|Occasion||A special occasion, Because you deserve it, Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, To bring to an engagement|