Valtuille Cepas Centenarias 2008
Bright purple color. It is fragrant with red and other dark berries, some Asian spices, and a floral bouquet. It is intense with a rich combination of delicate fruity flavors; raspberry and blueberry together with a hint of sweetness & spices in the background. A lingering finish showing an exceptional, soft silkiness and elegance along with balancing minerality.
93% Mencia, 5% Bastardo, 2% other local grapes. Produced by Bodega y Vinyedos Castro Ventosa. Castro Ventosa was founded by the Perez family in 1752 and the family owns the estate ever since. The Perez family owns 185 acres of Mencia vineyards in Bierzo making them the biggest owners of this varietal within the Bierzo D.O. Raul Perez, who now runs the winery, is a figurehead for Bierzo wines in Spain. Castro Ventosa produces three different Mencia; Valtuille, El Castro de Valtuille, and El Castro de Valtuille "Joven Mencia."