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Characteristics of Tilenus Pagos de Posada
New vintage of this red wine made 100% with Mencía grapes, from vines almost 100 years old (with very low yields) planted on hillsides which are difficult to access mechanically, at around 600-800 metres above sea level.
After the harvest, in which the grapes are picked by hand and sorted rigorously, the winemaking process begins under the supervision of the oenologist and technical director Raúl Pérez (architect of the also magnificent Ultreia, Dargo and Pricum Prieto Picudo).
Tilenus Pagos de Posada is a red wine from the D.O. Bierzo that ages for 14-16 months in French oak barrels. It is not filtered or clarified.
Serve at 18ºC
We recommend decanting before consumption
Game animals, Complex sauces, Sheep cheese, Red meat with sauce, Stews
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.
SightCherry red colour with a bright maroon edge and subtle violet reflections. Bright, with fine tears showing on the glass.NoseClean high-intensity nose. Fruity aromas predominate together with spicy hints and nuances of undergrowth. Little by little, aromas of fine woods become increasingly more apparent. In the background, a deep and very enjoyable minerality appears. Very interesting.TasteIt shows a good, serious, mineral and salty attack, with volume and a silky and tasty palate, with a good balance between the fruit and the ageing, a great acidity and firm tannins. Well structured. Long and persistent. A great Mencía wine.
SightCherry red colour with pale maroon edge and subtle violet reflections. Bright, with a thin tear.NoseClean high-intensity nose in which a great load of fruit predominates together with spiced hints and nuances of undergrowth. Little by little, aromas of fine woods become increasingly more important. In the background, a deep and very pleasant minerality appears. Interesting.TasteIt shows a good, serious, mineral and saline attack, with volume and a silky and tasty mid-palate, with a balance between the fruit and the ageing, a great acidity and firm tannins. Well structured. Long and persistent. A great Mencía wine.
SightNice ruby red colour with light maroon edges and subtle mahogany reflections. Bright wine with thin tears.NoseClean nasal aromas with a medium-high intensity, in which the abundant notes of fruits (with hints of liquor) is dominant. It is released along with some spicy and undergrowth nuances. Progressively, its aromas of refined wood take centre stage. In the background, a deep and very pleasant minerality is also noticed. Interesting.TasteA serious, mineral and saline red wine with a good, bulky attack and a silky and tasty mid palate with a good balance between the aromas of fruit and those provided by the ageing. Good acidity and stout tannins. Well structured. Long and persistent finish.
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".
Estefanía is named after the grandmother of its owners, the Frías brothers, and it was founded in 1999. Nevertheless, the relationship of the family with viticulture dates back to 1920, when the grandfather, Sebastián, planted 1,500 vines in the area of Toro. However, he abandoned his cultivation and moved to Burgos, and at the beginning of the new millennium the third generation advocated for El Bierzo and the Mencía variety. They entered the market with the range Tilenus, which currently has six different labels, each with its own personality and with the seal of the multifaceted oenologist from El Bierzo, Raúl Pérez.