El Valao

The Mencía variety at its freshest

2018

El Valao 2018

Red wine Aged in wood. 8 months in French oak barrels used.
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Alcohol: 14.00%
Designation: D.O. Bierzo
Winery: Vinos Valtuille
Production area: Spain Castilla y León
Contains sulphites
Tipo de Uva: 100% Mencía
El Valao
Red wine Aged in wood. 8 months in French oak barrels used.
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Valao is a red wine made with the Mencía variety by the Wines Valtuille winery in the D.O. Bierzo.

Vinos Valtuille is a winery located in the subzone of Valtuille de Abajo (Vilafranca del Bierzo) that started out in 1999. At present, the legacy continues at the hands of two of the sons of the García Alba Family. Effort, respect and care for the land are the three premises they pursue when making their wines.

The grapes for the red wine El Valao are obtained from a small plot of 90-year-old strains with clayey soils and an Atlantic-continental climate. The vineyard is planted at a high density and trained in bush style. The grapes are harvested by hand and placed in 15kg boxes.

In the winery, the grapes pass over the selection table and are fermented in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature of less than 28ºC. Malolactic fermentation is then performed. Lastly, El Valao red wine is aged in used French oak barrels for 6 to 8 months.

Valao is a red wine in which the Mencía variety feels especially fresh and with an integrated oak.
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Tasting notes El Valao

Alcohol: 14.00%
Production area: Spain Castilla y León
Type of grape: Mencía
Designation: D.O. Bierzo
Winery: Vinos Valtuille
Tipo de Uva: 100% Mencía
Contains sulphites
Alcohol: 14.00%
Production area: Spain Castilla y León
Type of grape: Mencía
Designation: D.O. Bierzo
Winery: Vinos Valtuille
Contains sulphites
Alcohol: 14.00%
Production area: Spain Castilla y León
Type of grape: Mencía
Designation: D.O. Bierzo
Winery: Vinos Valtuille
Contains sulphites
Pictures and situation Vinos Valtuille
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.
Pictures and situation D.O. Bierzo