El Castro de Valtuille Mencía Joven

El Castro de Valtuille Mencía Joven
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El Castro de Valtuille Mencía Joven
Red wine Young.

Available vintages of El Castro de Valtuille Mencía Joven

  • El Castro de Valtuille Mencía Joven 2015
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  • El Castro de Valtuille Mencía Joven 2015
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Characteristics of El Castro de Valtuille Mencía Joven

El Castro de Valtuille Mencía Joven is a young red wine from the D.O Bierzo produced by Bodegas y Viñedos Castro Ventosa.  The winery is located in Valtuille de Abajo from Bierzo (Léon).

El Castro de Valtuille Mencía Joven is 100% produced from the variety Mencía. The grapes originate from vines planted in sandy and clay soils at 530-628 meters above sea level.

The wine is produced according to traditional methods. The must is fermented in stainless steel containers.

Alcohol: 14.0%
Serve at 17ºC
Pairing
White meat, Beans and pulses, Duck, Cow cheese, Rice with meat, Small game, Blue fish, Fried eggs with ham

Tasting notes El Castro de Valtuille Mencía Joven

Sight Intense purple. Clean and bright. Nose Intense aromas of black fruit accompanied by spicy and herbal notes. Taste Embracing and juicy on the palate. Velvety and unctuous leaving juicy black fruit sensations. Good acidity. Long finish.
Sight Intense dark violet. Nose A powerful and generous nose. Dark fruits and some black olives, enclosed by an gamey, red meat aroma. Taste Tantalising, compact and engulfing on the palate. Mellow and round, without coarse tannins or green aristas.
Sight Nice, intense and bright cherry red colour with maroon edges and glyceric tears. Nose Powerful, fresh, intense and complex aromas. Its abundant notes of black fruit (green at the beginning although they get increasingly ripe) are released along with lots of floral and spicy notes. Some hints of coffee, smoked notes, fresh balsamic touches and light hints of black olives and pepper are also felt.
Taste Wide and bulky wine, which coats the mouth with fruity and smoky notes, full of nuances. It has a tasty, soft and silky mid palate and a correct acidity that provides it with a nice freshness. Good finish with a good persistence. A very sweet and very tasty wine. Round and embracing.
Sight Bright, deep violet wine, whose legs dye the glass.
Nose Powerful aromas. Start with a touch of reduction. Once opened, it is an immense wine, with lots of black fruit scents and black olive notes with animal and mineral hints.
Taste Sweet and complex in the mouth. Soft and velvety texture, with well integrated tannins. A rounded wine.
Sight Deep violet. Nose The nose is generous and powerful. It offers a range of black fruit and black olives. Taste In the mouth it has a sweet tooth, touch is soft and round.

Ratings

  • Parker 90
  • Decántalo 90
  • Parker 90
  • Parker 90
  • Peñin 89
  • Decántalo 90
  • Parker 90
  • Peñin 91
  • Decántalo 91
  • Decántalo 91
  • Peñin 89

Ratings for the vintages from the D.O. Bierzo

2012 Excellent
2011 Very good
2010 Very good
2009 Very good
2008 Very good
2007 Excellent
2006 Very good
2005 Excellent
2004 Very good
2003 Very good
2002 Very good
2001 Very good
2000 Very good
1999 Good
1998 Good
1997 Good
1996 Very good
1995 Good

Reviews

D.O. Bierzo

Winery Castro Ventosa

In recent years, winemakers and developers have settled in the DO Bierzo with very plausible innovative ideas, investing heavily in local wineries, resulting in the production of personal and unique wines. There is no doubt that El Bierzo has become a trendy and cool D.O, aided by the spicy, delicate and velvety Mencia grape, whose character and great capacity of expression of terroir is undoubtedly the regions best asset. Even many compare it to the Pinot Noir, which together with the small scale style of production and topography of its vineyards, the traditional form of the Burgundian bottle used, and the original use of the names of towns and places in their best wines, resulted in this wine region being given the nickname of "little Spanish burgundy".

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