El Castro de Valtuille Selección 2017Autenticos Viñadores
Winery: Autenticos Viñadores
Denomination of Origin: Bierzo
Ageing: Aged 3 months in French oak
Format: Cork top, 750ML, Red Wine
Wine: Cinco estrellas! ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ This wine is produced from 100% Mencia grapes from vines over 80yrs old. (The older vines produce richer, tastier wines) The "enólogo" (wine expert) for this wine is Raul Perez, who is quite an idol in the winemaking world.
El Castro de Valtuille (pronounced val-to-yay) is a very lively, expressive wine with a deep cherry flavour. It's powerful yet delicate with aromas of black fruits & spice. The key here is in the title... "Selección". Only the best grapes are carefully "selected" to be part of this wine and the quality is evident with each sip. An absolutely perfect wine to pair with food or have on it's own. Great for BBQs as it has a slightly sweeter element and is very easy to drink. We love it! And you need to be quick as only 4,000 bottles have been produced for this vintage.
About Winery: Luis Miguel Fernandez is a renowned wine expert and sommelier in Spain. Auténticos Viñadores (“Authentic Winemakers”) is Luis’s personal project to find the best vineyards and most authentic winemakers in Northwest Spain: Galicia, El Bierzo and Salamanca. These regions have a long wine making history but unfortunately over the years fell out of the spotlight. Luis is aiming to change this by bringing us some of the best wines these regions have to offer. Not only is he seeking out the best vineyards, but he also partners with some the most talented wine makers too. It’s about time these wines finally receive the attention they deserve!