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El Castro de Valtuille

El Castro de Valtuille
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El Castro de Valtuille
Red wine Crianza.

Available vintages of El Castro de Valtuille

  • El Castro de Valtuille 2013
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    • Parker 92
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  • El Castro de Valtuille 2011
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Characteristics of El Castro de Valtuille

El Castro de Valtuille is a red wine from Bierzo prepared by the Castro Ventosa Winery and Vineyards. It is a single variety of Mencia.

The grapes come from old vines located on poor soils of sand and chalk at an altitude of 560 metres.

The harvest, which is done manually so that the grains do not break, takes place in the third week of September.

El Castro de Valtuille is aged for 14 months in French oak barrels.

It is finally sold without going through cold stabilization nor being filtered. Castro Ventosa is a reflection of a more traditional spirit when making wine, leveraging the experience inherited from generation to generation.

Alcohol: 14.0%
Serve at 17ºC
We recommend decanting before consumption
Pairing
Grilled red meats, Game birds, Beans and pulses, Sheep cheese, Game animals, Stew

Tasting notes El Castro de Valtuille

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.  
Sight Intense and very bright violet. Nose Powerful, notes of black fruit combined with animal and mineral notes. Taste Complex, sweet and smooth. Velvety and well integrated tannins.
Sight Intense cherry colour with violet trims. Transparent and dense tear. Nose Wine with attractive and expressive aromas. The presence of red and black fruit emerge on a background of complex spicy aromas, balsamic and creamy notes and hints of minerals and herbs. Taste Good attack for this wine that grows in the palate. It has a silky and delicious mid palate with presence of concentrated fruit flavours. Long and persistent finish.
Sight Intense cherry-trimmed garnets. Nose This wine is very expressive, with intense aromas of black fruit (plums, blueberries) and lighter shades of wood, mineral and balsamic.
Taste The mouth is very powerful, flavorful, meaty, complex and with some ripeness. Long and persistent.

Ratings

  • Parker 92
  • Parker 91
  • Peñin 93
  • Decántalo 93
  • Parker 92
  • Parker 92
  • Peñin 92
  • Decántalo 91
  • Parker 90
  • Decántalo 91
  • Parker 92
  • Peñin 91
  • Winespectator 92

Ratings for the vintages from the D.O. D.O. Bierzo

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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    09/18/16 El Castro de Valtuille 2012 Delicious and unexpected from this little known wine area in Spain
    Super safe packaging
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    D.O. 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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