Castro Ventosa El Castro de Valtuille Joven
The Castro Ventosa estate was founded by the Perez family in 1752 and has been in the family ever since. They own 75 hectares of Mencía vines in Bierzo, making them the biggest owners of this varietal within the D.O. For this wine, younger vines are used, ranging from 20-40 years, planted on sandy and chalky soils at an altitude that ranges from 530 to 628 metres above sea level. The climate is continental with Atlantic influences and 520 mm of annual rainfall.
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. It is a terrific introduction to the Mencía grape and the Bierzo region.
Varietals: 100% Mencia
Region: Castilla y León
Fermentation: Stainless Steel Tanks
12/750ml – #62000