|EL CASTRO DE VALTUILLE JOVEN|
Blend: Mencia 100%
Elevation: 530-628 meters
Annual rainfall: 330 lts.
Climate: Continental / Atlantic
Plantation density Ha: 4000-8000 vines/Ha
Vine cultivation and Harvesting: Hand picked
Yields: 4000 kgs/ Ha
Harvest Date: 1st week of September – October.
Fermentation: Stainless steel tanks.
Wood aging: No
Production: 150.000 bottles
El Castro de Valtuille Joven 2007. 90 Parker.
The 2007 El Castro de Valtuille Joven is 100% Mencia from the DO of Bierzo.
Dark ruby-colored, it reveals an enticing perfume of baking spices, eucalyptus/pine notes, black cherry, and black raspberry. This leads to a smooth-textured, sweet, forward wine with no hard edges. Drink this lengthy effort over the next several years. It is a terrific introduction to the Mencia grape and the Bierzo region.