Sunday, May 28, 2017

Three wines by Raúl Pérez of Excellent value for money

We introduce three wines with an unbeatable price quality, to the point of wondering, but, do really these wines at this price exist? The answer is yes, they do,  in  Bierzo, León, Spain. The three wines come from the same wine maker, Raúl Pérez, and the same grape variety, 100% mencía. As a curiosity, the three wines come from Valtuille de Abajo, a small village of 150 inhabitants and hometown of the famous Bercian winegrower.

          












Ultreia  2014

Bierzo, Spain


Producer: Raúl Pérez. Valtuille de Abajo, Villafranca del Bierzo (León)
Year 2014
Variety: 100% Mencía. Red wine.
Elaboration: Wines  produced using traditional methods. Fermented in wineskins with 90% of the whole grape for 40 days. Between 14-15 months of aging in second year French oak barrels. Once the aging is finished, it is bottled without filtering or clarifying.
Service: 15-17 º C.                                                                                                                                                       Alcohol: 13,5º C.

Ultreia is a greeting among pilgrims of the Way of St. James, which means something like "Let's go there", "go ahead" ... A symbol for this great wine raised and produced in the vicinity of the Way of St. James as it passes through the Bierzo.  Produced in one hectare of old vineyard is one of the jewels by Raúl Pérez.
Tasting notes: Very cherry-colored cherry covered with purple hues.  In the nose has aromas of forest fruits, balsamic, and even mineral notes. It is lively in the mouth. The fruit stands out on the wood with a delicate  acidity, and notes of black licorice. Atlantic wine, very mineral, lively and tasty, long finish in the mouth. Great value for the price. (€ 12).

Pairing: Ideal to accompany white meats, blue fish, mushrooms, fresh cheeses, certain pastas and rice.



                                                                 











TIRACHINAS 2014

Bierzo, Spain


Producer: Raúl Pérez at the winery “A Tresbolillo”.
Year 2014
Variety: 100% Mencía. Red wine.
Elaboration: Wines  produced using traditional methods. Hand picking harvesting. Fermented in stainless steel tanks with part of the grapes with rasp. 10 months in French oak barrels.
Service: 15-16 º C.                                                                                                                                                      Alcohol: 13º C.

Tasting notes: It is a wine of a perfect cherry color. On the nose appears red fruit, soil of atlantic forest, toasted notes. Very lively in the mouth, it is elegant, tasty and fresh. Silky to the palate, with a very polished tannin and good acidity, is a wine of long drink, easy to drink. (€ 8). Exceptional value for money.

Pairing: Like these other wines, it admits a wide variety of dishes that go from the rice dishes or salads to the blue fish and birds; or even sushi.

                                                                          












El CASTRO DE VALTUILLE joven 2015

Bierzo, Spain


Producer: Raúl Pérez at the familiar winery  estate “Bodegas y Viñedos Castro Ventosa”. http://www.castroventosa.com/  Valtuille de Abajo, Villafranca del Bierzo (León)
Year 2015
Variety: 100% Mencía. Red wine.
Elaboration: Wines  produced using traditional methods. Hand picking harvesting;  selection of each cluster. Fermentation in stainless steel tanks. Two months in oak barrels. Bottling without cold stabilization and without filtration.
Service: 15-16 º C.                                                                                                                                                      Alcohol: 13º C.

Tasting notes: Purple color very covered. Aromas of black fruit, green pepper, moss, atlantic mineral forest. It is alive in the mouth, with a very marked acidity. The fruit stands out on the wood with an acidity that is noticeable, and a delicate smoky background. A young wine that surprises by its freshness and flavor to the soil that saw it to be born. It is an Atlantic wine, fresh, alive and long-lasting in the mouth. Perhaps the best value for money on the market. (€ 5).

Pairing: Supports a wide range of dishes. Stews, game, poultry, blue fish, vegetables, etc.


                                                                             

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