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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Bright, deep violet wine, whose legs dye the glass.
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.
Sweet and complex in the mouth. Soft and velvety texture, with well integrated tannins. A rounded wine.
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.