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Ultreia Mencía

Ultreia Mencía
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Ultreia Mencía
Red wine Crianza. 12 months in French oak barrels.

Available vintages of Ultreia Mencía

  • Ultreia Mencía 2015
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Characteristics of Ultreia Mencía

Ultreia Mencía is a red wine produced by the winery Raúl Pérez in D.O. Bierzo. 
This winery is a personal project of the renowned oenologist from León, Raúl Pérez. Since he worked in the winery Castro Ventosa, which caused a true revolution in El Bierzo, Raúl Pérez has not stopped. His latest wines Ultreia "ir más allá" reveal a career in constant evolution.
Raúl Pérez make wines almost in a traditional way. Wines that are very expressive, powerful and elegant at an affordable price. Among them, Ultreia de Valtuille, with 98 Parker points, is probably the most prestigious one.
Ultreia Mencía is made with 100% Mencía. The grapes come from different plots of old vineyards distributed between the towns of Valtuille de Abajo and Sala de los Barrios (León). Among the varieties of soils where the vineyards are planted, the clayey soils prevails, followed, to a lesser extent, by stony and sandy ones.
For the production of this wine they perform long macerations, with little extraction, of the bunches with the stems, as well as fermentation in wooden foudres.
After the wine is made, Ultreia Mencía is aged for 12 months in second- and third-use French oak barrels. Finally, this wine is not filtered nor clarified when it is bottled.
Ultreia Mencía is a synonym of passion and quality. A renowned and well-valued wine at an incredible price.
Alcohol: 13.5%
Serve at 16ºC
We recommend decanting before consumption
Pairing
Grilled red meats, Game birds, Stew, Mature cheese, Sheep cheese, Roasted red meats

Tasting notes Ultreia Mencía

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.
The 2014 vintage was characterised by a marked Atlantic climate. The rains and the cold in autumn prevailed, leading to a somewhat warmer than usual winter. Spring started mildly, with a two-week delay in budding and the rains were sporadic, with a total water accumulation of 1,000 mm that gives the vintage its Atlantic character. In July and August, temperatures rose and rainfall was scarce, leaving the grapes to ripen in an excellent way and giving the vintage a little more structure. At the end of August, they suffered high temperatures, and in September, the traditional rains made the harvest quite difficult. The wines of this vintage are characterised by their great complexity. A wine with an Atlantic and fresh character and a structure provided by the warmer end of cycle. Wines with a long life ahead.
The 2013 vintage was characterised by the influence of the Atlantic climate. Autumn and winter were the typical ones of El Bierzo, with abundant rainfall and low temperatures. Spring came in the same way, with some hail that destroyed crops in some places and lead to the delay in flowering. Summer did not make much of an appearance either, with low temperatures, ripening and the growth cycle were quite slow. The harvest date was delayed by 3 weeks.The wines of this vintage are characterised by a thin profile. The Atlantic climate left its mark on these lighter wines with a marked acidity. Ready to be stored.
Sight Red cherry. Clean and bright, with a thin tear. Nose

It has a complex nose. Red and black fruits, cherries and strawberries with varnish, soft vanilla and roasted notes.

Taste Entry is greedy, very tasty and powerful. Tannins are well polished. Long finish.
Sight Dark picota cherry colour with violet tones and a purple rim. Clean and bright. Fine, slow-falling, slightly tinted tears show on the glass. Nose Intense, clean and complex nose. At first we find aromas of ripe black fruit combined with herbal notes and unergrowth, which gradually give way to mineral touches, spices, pepper, vanilla, lactic notes and fine roasted notes. Taste Appetising attack. Fresh, tasty and very fruity on the palate with a good acidity and nice, ripe, noticeable tannins. Balanced and expressive. A fruity aftertaste with floral and mineral notes felt at retro-olfaction. Surprisingly drinkable.
Sight Cherry color with purple hues, very intense. Nose Intense aromas of ripe red fruits, flowers, balsamic and mineral notes. Taste Delightful entry, with fresh acidity and a certain nerve. Large final with red fruits and tannins.
This wine stands out for its power and elegance, their fruitiness and great expression, body and complexity.
Sight Cherry color with purple hues, very intense. Nose Intense aromas of ripe red fruits, flowers, balsamic and mineral notes. Taste Delightful entry, with fresh acidity and a certain nerve. Large final with red fruits and tannins.
This wine stands out for its power and elegance, their fruitiness and great expression, body and complexity.

Ratings

  • Parker 90
  • Parker 92
  • Parker 92
  • Decántalo 93
  • Parker 93
  • Decántalo 90
  • Decántalo 89
  • Decántalo 95

Ratings for the vintages from D.O. Bierzo

2017 Very good
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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Production area D.O. Bierzo

Winery Raúl Pérez

Bierzo wine is on the rise. It is a region defined by its small scale work, with plots scattered around, very old vines, artisan work of the small scale wineries, and the character of their principal variety, the Mencía grape, which produces fresh, fruity and delicious wines. Although the region is well known mostly for its red wines, it also produces white and rosé wines. If the red wines here are defined by the Mencía variety, then the white wines here are defined by the Godello. Godello grape has great aromatic potential, as well as an excellent balance between alcohol and acidity.  Despite the great potential of El Bierzo, its rise in the wine world would not have been possible without two people: Raúl Pérez and Ricardo Pérez. Two great winemakers who in little time have been able to produce critically acclaimed wines from the Bierzo region.

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