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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.
Variety: Mencía
Designation of Origin: D.O. Bierzo
Production area: Castilla y León
Volume: 75 cl.
Alcohol: 14.0%
Red wine Young.
Variety: Mencía
D.O. Bierzo (Castilla y León)
Volume: 75 cl.
Alcohol: 14.0%
Fruity
Spicy
Young
Barrel
Light
Body

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.

Serve at 17.0ºC
Contains sulphites
Pairing
Small game, Blue fish, White meat, Beans and pulses, Duck, Cow cheese, Rice with meat

Tasting notes El Castro de Valtuille Mencía Joven

Like every year, El Castro de Valtuille Mencía Joven 2017 is equal to quality and an outstanding price. Expressive on the nose, lots of fresh red fruit, it seduces us in the mouth for its elegance and honesty.
A vintage where the Atlantic climate has ruled over the continental.  The lightness of this type of climate, together with the perfect sanitary condition of the vineyard, has given rise to an excellent vintage from this area.  The year began with typical temperate and rainy winter weather.  What differentiated the year was the intense rains that fell between the months of April and May, conditioning the vegetative development of the vine.    The summer was then noticeable for being warm and dry, the perfect combination for the perfect grape.
The 2015 vintage was characterised by low rainfall. The lack of water throughout the year brought the vegetative cycle of the vine forward and it was not until days before the harvest that it started to rain considerably. This caused the grape to hydrate and lead to a somewhat fresher vintage than what it initially seemed. The continental character that this vintage looked like it was going to have was mitigated by the rain before the harvest, balancing the phenolic ripeness, qualifying the vintage as excellent. The wines of this vintage have an excellent balance between structure, acidity and texture in the mouth. A vintage that can age perfectly.
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 91+
  • Parker 91
  • Parker 91
  • Parker 90
  • Peñin 91
  • 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 D.O. Bierzo

2017 Very good
2016 Excellent
2015 Excellent
2014 Excellent
2013 Very good
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
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    09/03/20 El Castro de Valtuille Mencía Joven 2018 really good wine for a low price
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    22/03/19 El Castro de Valtuille Mencía Joven 2017 Excellent smooth wine with a full flavour, this is our second order
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    18/12/18 El Castro de Valtuille Mencía Joven 2017 A really good young vine.
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    28/12/16 El Castro de Valtuille Mencía Joven 2015 Good quality wine at a reasonable price
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    Designation of Origin D.O. Bierzo

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    Bierzo wine is on the rise. It is a region defined by its small scale work, with plots scattered around, very old vines, artisan work of the small scale wineries, and the character of their principal variety, the Mencía grape, which produces fresh, fruity and delicious wines. Although the region is well known mostly for its red wines, it also produces white and rosé wines. If the red wines here are defined by the Mencía variety, then the white wines here are defined by the Godello. Godello grape has great aromatic potential, as well as an excellent balance between alcohol and acidity.  Despite the great potential of El Bierzo, its rise in the wine world would not have been possible without two people: Raúl Pérez and Ricardo Pérez. Two great winemakers who in little time have been able to produce critically acclaimed wines from the Bierzo region.

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    Imágenes y situación D.O. Bierzo

    Talk of Castro Ventosa, is speaking of a place but mostly about being rooted to earth are these people with some style, sober and discreet, outside shocks, trends and fleeting fashions, and only subject to cyclical and monotonous rhythm the passing of the seasons and the vineyard. Castro Ventosa in life gravitates around the earth, to the vineyard, the grape and fruit asu wine, which is only seen as the natural consequence of success at all stages but particularly in the strain itself.

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