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Castro Ventosa Valtuille 2019

Castro Ventosa Valtuille 2019

DO Bierzo, Castro Ventosa, 750 ml

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Grape variety: Mencia, Alicante Bouschet
Producer: Castro Ventosa / Fam. Pérez Pereira
Origin: Spain / Galicia / Bierzo
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Grape variety: Mencia, Alicante Bouschet
Producer: Castro Ventosa / Fam. Pérez Pereira
Origin: Spain / Galicia / Bierzo
Other vintages:

Description

Grown in a vineyard that is over 100 years old, influenced by continental and Atlantic-influenced climate, this elegant Spaniard pro vides much pleasure. The nose is invitingly fruity and floral, with aromas reminiscent of raspberries, strawberries and cherries, as well as roses and violets. On the palate it presents fresh and harmonious. The well-integrated acidity and the spicy-rustic touch unite with fine tannins and offer a great drinking flow. A perfect wine for everyday use, which goes well with meat and vegetable stews.


A product of the Marc Almert Selection IV

With the Marc Almert Selection, the ASI Best Sommelier of the World 2019, presents you a personally compiled selection of wines that not only touch his palate, but also his heart. 


Marc Almert about the Castro Ventosa Valtuille

One topic that particularly fascinates me is that of indigenous grape varieties. This refers to grape varieties that are only found in certain areas because they have adapted ideally to the climate and terroir there. Bierzo, a red wine appellation in north-western Spain, for example, has Mencía, which only thrives in a few areas of the Iberian Peninsula. I like to describe Mencía as "Pinot with a lot of expression and spice", because the structure is definitely comparable to Pinot, but then, especially on the palate, there is clearly more pepper and herbal spice. Flying winemaker Raúl Pérez provides a great introduction to this special grape here on his family vineyard, which is able to surprise at every barbecue.

 

Attributes

Origin: Spain / Galicia / Bierzo
Grape variety: Mencia, Alicante Bouschet
Label: Vegan
Ripening potential: 3 to 10 years
Drinking temperature: 16 to 18 °C
Food Pairing: Cold fish dish, dried meat, Crispy roast chicken, Hearty stew with pulses
Vinification: fermentation in steel tank, soft pressing
Harvest: hand-picking, strict selection
Maturation: in used barriques
Maturation duration: 12 months
Volume: 13.5 %
Note: Contains sulphites
Producer

Castro Ventosa / Fam. Pérez Pereira

Grape variety

Alicante Bouschet

Concise in colour and flavour

The trademark of the Alicante Bouschet is its rich, dark colour. Like the Cinsault or Regent, it is one of the teinturier varieties. These are grapes with red flesh and red juice – for all other varieties, the pigments rest in the skin. The Alicante Bouschet was cultivated in Languedoc by Henri Bouschet in 1855. It is called “Alicante” because one of the hybrid partners was the Garnacha grape, which is traditionally referred to as Alicante in Spain. The Alicante Bouschet is found around the Mediterranean. The largest vineyards lie on Spain's Levante coast. In addition, it thrives in the Portugese Alentejo. It yields dark, robust, mellow wine with deep fruit.

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Alicante Bouschet
Subregion

Bierzo

Bierzo: to the top with the Mencia variety

At the beginning of the 90s, the Bierzo region, which is crossed by the Camino de Santiago, was barely known in the international wine scene. It was only when new residents and investors began to bottles top crus from selected slopes, which perfectly united finesse and force, that interest in this region and its primary variety grew. This variety, Mencia, is considered one of the highest quality red wine varieties in the Iberian Peninsula.

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Galicia

Galicia: shaped by the cool Atlantic

Situated in the far northwest of the Iberian Peninsula, Galicia is like a tip which pushes west toward the Atlantic Ocean, north of Portugal. In keeping with this exposed location, wines made here, with their fresh, straightforward character, depart strikingly from the general style of Spanish wines. With four cultivation areas with DO status, Galicia is drawing noticeably more international interest. White wines from autochthonous varieties are mostly produced here.

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Spain

Spain – Variety and perfection

“Somewhere in la Mancha, in a place whose name I do not care to remember...,” begins Don Quixote's odyssey.

The most famous part is definitely when Don Quixote thinks windmills are his enemy and wants to fight them – until they nearly kill him. It’s possible there was a bit too much of the La Mancha wine at play. Spanish vines fight for their survival in rugged landscapes, battling fierce drought and rough soils. But they fight well.

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Rating
Parker 92 Points

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