Free Local Delivery On Orders Over $299

Castro Ventosa, Mencía Bierzo 2017
Spain / Red

Castro Ventosa, Mencía Bierzo 2017

Regular price
$21.00
Sale price
$21.00
Regular price
Sold out
Unit price
per 
Shipping calculated at checkout.

2 left in stock

Fruit

Earth

Acid

Body

Tannins

Castro Ventosa was founded by the Perez family in 1752 and the family owns the estate ever since. The Perez family owns 75 hectares of Mencía vineyards in Bierzo making them the biggest owners of this varietal within the Bierzo D.O. The Bierzo appellation is made of 5000 hectares with 2500 ha planted with white varietals and 2500 ha planted with Mencía and there are 5000 landowners within the appellation.

Raúl Pérez, who now runs the winery, is a figurehead for Bierzo wines in Spain. Castro Ventosa produces three different Mencía; Valtuille, El Castro de Valtuille and El Castro de Valtuille “Joven Mencia”. Mencía is indigenous from Bierzo and some suspect that it is an ancient clone from Cabernet Franc.

The Bierzo D.O. is located in the northwest of the Province of Castilla y León, just above Portugal. Castilla was one of the original Spanish regions to unite against the Moors in the Middle Ages and thus became the north-west stronghold for the Catholics. The region has a great historical past with many remains that testify of its rich history.

Country
Spain
Sub-Region
Bierzo
Region
Castilla Y Leon
Varieties
Mencia
Farming
Sustainable
Soil
Quartzite, slate
Winemaking
Destemmed fermented in stainless steel tanks and aged in neutral oak barrels for a few months