Raul Perez ‘Ultreia Saint Jacques,’ Mencia, Bierzo
About the Wine: On the nose there are notes of violet, minerals, and hints of cappuccino. On the palate there is a calcareous characteristic with well-integrated acidity. It is round, bold, and appetizing. With the tannin of this wine, think of pairing it with fatty or cured meats! About the Producer: Raul Perez is a well-known name in the world of wine. You may know him from aging his wines underwater. His top priority is to exert minimum influence on the grape, letting the wine express itself without touching it. He works closely with nature and even says that he always watches the birds because they know which grapes are tastier. He grew up in the Bierzo region of Leon, Spain on a family winery, Castro Ventosa. Technical Info: Village: Valtuille de Abajo Producer: Bodegas y Viñedos Raúl Pérez Vintage:2019 Country: Spain Region: Castilla Y Leon Appellation: Bierzo Variety: Mencia-based blend with Garnache and Bastardo Farming Practice: Practicing Organic Year of plantation: 1900-1940 Hectares: 5 Soil: Clay Elaboration: 80% whole cluster fermentation in large oak vats. Macerations of between two and five months. Aging in various vessels: 225L, 500L, foudre and cement. Bottled without fining or filtration.