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Characteristics of El Pecado
El Pecado is a wine made by the great Raul Perez, who has become one of the most renowned wine makers in Spain for his wise appreciation of the Mencia grape variety, producing great wines of limited production.
Raúl Pérez makes wines in different areas and in collaboration with different wineries. El Pecado is made in the Guímaro cellar, a small family winery located in the Ribeira Sacra, using both the grape and the facilities of this winery. It is a single variety of Mencia from vines 100 years old, planted on a steep terraces in the canyon of the river Sil on slate soils and granite. The harvest is done manually and the winemaking is done traditionally. The grapes are trodden and fermentation local yeasts from the vineyard itself is carried out before the wine is aged for a year in oak barrels. El Pecado is one of the flagship wines of Raúl Pérez, a wonderful Mencia that, after several vintages with an excellent reception from critics, is poised to become one of the great Spanish wines. Hurry if you want to try it!
Serve at 16ºC
Roasted chicken, Cold meat, Red meat with sauce, Foie gras
The DO Ribeira Sacra is a region that perhaps paints one of the best pictures of heroic viticulture, having even been awarded recognition by CERVIM, the awarding body for this style of viticulture. The term ‘heroic viticulture’ refers to viticulture in areas that have a topography and soil conditions that complicate the work in the vineyards and make cultivating the vines and harvest a challenge. The region is home to an Atlantic climate, rivers as thermoregulatory agents, low rainfall, slate-schistose and granite soils, small sized plots and vineyards grown on steep slopes. The result is excellent wines with great personalities that truly express the dramatic and exciting nature of the landscape.
Raúl Pérez is a philosopher of viticulture, a consultant, an oenologist, and the creator of some of the most famous wines to come from Spain. His name is well received among fans and critics, while his wines are often well recognized by Robert Parker. His wines are often produced in limited quantities, which means it is often hard to get your hands on them. He not only produces his own wines, but wines for others, in collaboration with others, as well as in family projects, and is known for pushing the limits and breaking boundaries. It’s surprising that his childhood dream was to be a doctor