D.O. Bierzo (Castilla y León)
La Poulosa is a red wine from the Bierzo region produced by La Vizcaína de Vinos. This wine is a blend of 4 different grapes varieties: mencía, bastardo and garnacha tintorera.
The grapes used to make La Poulosa come from old vines which are between 60 – 80 years old. These are grown on vineyards which span across two hectares of land and is located in one of the warmest areas of Valtuille. The local climate receives atlantic and continental influences, while the soils are shallow and clayey.
The harvest is carried out manually, carefully handling the fruit. After the grapes have been transported to the winery, they undergo a first fermentation in large wooden barrels of up to a 5,000 kg capacity. The juice of the wine macerates for 2-3 months, depending on the quality of the vintage and valuations of the winery’s team.
Finally, La Poulosa is aged in seven year old French oak barrels for 12 months. The wine is then bottled without being clarified or filtered.
La Vizcaína de Vinos is a project conceived at the hands of the renowned winemaker Raúl Pérez and his nephew César Marquez. Located where the first winery of the Pérez family used to be, the various wine produced want to express the various nuances of terroir Valtuille de Abajo. This is a collection that seeks not to forget its origins and pay hommage to Raúls father and Césers grandfather.