D.O. Bierzo (Castilla y León)
Ultreia Saint Jacquesis a red wine produced by the winery Raúl Pérez in the D.O. Bierzo.
This winery is a personal project of the renowned oenologist from León, Raúl Pérez. Since he worked in the winery Castro Ventosa, which caused a true revolution in El Bierzo, Raúl Pérez has not stopped. His latest wines Ultreia "ir más allá" reveal a career in constant evolution.
Raúl Pérez make wines almost in a traditional way. Wines that are very expressive, powerful and elegant at an affordable price.
Ultreia Saint Jacques is a wine made from 100% Mencía, from very old vineyards planted on clay-calcareous soils. Harvested is carried out manually. Once the grapes arrive at the winery, they ferment in oak barrels with a capacity of 3,000 to 5,000 litres, without temperature control. Aged in old used French oak vats. It is not filtered or clarified.
Raúl Pérez is undoubtedly one of the most admired winemakers in Spain, the master of wines with an Atlantic character. Pérez is the magician of Mencía, he knows the variety better than anyone and works his vineyards with total respect for nature. His wines are a lesson in elegance and their simplicity also proves that high quality doesn’t necessarily mean exorbitant prices.
Pleasant, elegant and authentic wines that are definitely worth much more than they cost, such as Ultreia Saint Jacques, an astonishing Mencía red wine that offers so much for so little. In addition, its fresh personality makes it an ideal wine to be enjoyed even on summer days.