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The Castro Ventosa estate was founded by the Perez family in 1752 and has been in the family ever since. They own 75 hectares of Mencía vines in Bierzo, making them the biggest owners of this varietal within the D.O. For this wine, younger vines are used from 17 parcels across the Valtuille de Abajo village zone. Vines range from 20-40 years, planted on sandy and rocky clay soils, rich in organic matter, at an altitude that ranges from 530 to 628 metres above sea level. The climate is continental with Atlantic influences and 520 mm of annual rainfall.
Dark ruby-colored, it reveals an enticing perfume of baking spices, eucalyptus and pine notes, black cherry, and black raspberry. This leads to a smooth-textured, sweet, forward wine with no hard edges. It is a terrific introduction to the Mencía grape and the Bierzo region.
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Classically-styled old vine Mencia from the fashionable Bierzo region. A perfumed nose with black cherry and violet characters. On the palate complex cassis, mocha and balsamic flavours combine with firm...