Bodegas y Viñedos Raúl Pérez Ultreia St. Jacques Bierzo 2020
Raul Perez could be the single most important person in Bierzo. He has been named winemaker of the year several times in publications all over the world since. He might not be the person who put Bierzo on the map, but he capitalized it, bolded it, and increased the font size of the name on that map! This is his entry level Tinto which, like his single vineyard wines is mainly Mencia sourced from across his holdings. A delicate wine with insane value. Mencia is a delicate varietal, often producing more medium-bodied wines with a unique floral characteristic -- this particular Mencia is no exception to the rule; however, it has more to offer. The bouquet is elegant and long-lasting with notes of blackberries and wildflowers. The palette itself is far more mineral driven than anything else with a subtle finish pertaining to cherries and licorice. Overall a very beautiful wine that overperforms for its 20-dollar price range.
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