Raul Perez Ultreia de Valtuille 2010
Bierzo probably takes the award for the Spanish wine region we are most impressed with at the minute. In Spain’s NW it has a relatively cool climate and slate soils-giving a typical mineral note to the wines. Non-one has done more to raise the profile of Bierzo tand the grape mencia than winemaker Raul Perez.
Wine Advocate: “The 2010 Ultreia Valtuille is produced from old-vine Mencia vineyards from the Villegas zone within the village of Valtuille. It has a very Burgundian feel to it, even if the texture is more redolent of a Crozes-Hermitage. This is a medium-bodied, ultra-elegant, mega-mineral wine, built to last, but approachable from right now. The sense of balance and harmony is amazing. A truly great wine. Some 3,500 bottles were produced. 96 points
Region: Spain, Bierzo
ABV : 13,5%