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Characteristics of La Penitencia
La Penitencia is a wine made by Raul Perez in the Ribeira Sacra.
Raúl Pérez has become one of the winemakers of reference in Spain. He works with the Mencia grape variety making great wines of limited production, many of whom have been well received by critics. Penance is made with the grapes and facilities of Guímaro, a small family winery that has wonderful old vines of Mencia. Raúl Pérez has his own winery in Bierzo and also collaborates with various wineries worldwide.La Penitencia is a varietal made with grapes from old Mencia vines almost 100 years old. They are planted in small terraces of slate and granite in the canyon of the river Sil, on steep slopes of a 50 % incline.
The harvest is done manually and the vinification process is carried out traditionally. Raúl Pérez seeks the ultimate expression of the vineyard, using minimal intervention throughout the process. The grape is pressed and fermented with yeast in the vineyard.
La Penitencia ages for 12 months in large French oak barrels of 500 litres. Another wonderful and expressive Mencia by Raul Perez.
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