Red Wine Ultreia Saint Jacques 2021

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

Crianza. 12 Months in distinct containers
Percentage of Alcohol: 13.5º
Bottle size: 75 cl
D.O.: Bierzo
Grapes Varieties: Mencía,
Wineries: Raúl Pérez
P 93 92 92

Availability: In stock

Product Description

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 2021 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.

Additional Information
Additional Information

The red wine Ultreia Saint Jacques is medium ruby with a garnet rim.


Lively and transparent, this varietal 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 2021 wouldn't be the worst choice.


Ultreia Saint Jacques 2020:

Enterwine 91. Parker 93+. Guía Peñín 93+.

Ultreia Saint Jacques 2019:

Enterwine 92. Parker 94. Guía Peñín 92.

Ultreia Saint Jacques 2018:

Enterwine 92. Parker 93/93+. Peñín 91.

Year 2021
Type Red
D.O. Bierzo
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 16-18ºC
Should this wine be decanted? 20 minutes before serving
Ageing Crianza
Type of ageing Months in distinct containers
Number of months aged in Barrels 12
Parker's Score 93
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 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
1 Review
Ridiculous value. Impossible outside Spain.
Review by (Posted on 13 May 2021)
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