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Valtuille de Abajo, Jose Antonio Garcia 2019

Tasting Notes

The old Aires de Vendimia Mencía de Valtuille is now the 2019 Valtuille Vino de Villa, a village wine produced with Mencía and some 15% white grapes (Doña Blanca, Palomino and Godello) from different old vineyards (80 to 100 years old) on clay, sand and stone soils. It fermented in oak foudre with 80% full clusters and matured in French barriques for one year and a further three months in foudre. It showcases the juicy and red fruit character of the wines from Valtuille. It has abundant, slightly powdery tannins and a dry finish. 4,700 bottles were filled in December 2020. Drink 2022 - 2027.

The range of wines from José Antonio García keeps growing, and the quality is still getting better and better. From 2020, he has village wines from Valtuille and Corullón and the Unculín Mencía is also Vino de Villa. He works 25 hectares of old vines in Valtuille de Abajo and Corullón and produces 80,000 bottles. Some of the new wines are the best I've seen from him. A name to follow in Bierzo.

Luis Gutierrez, Wine Advocate, January 2022
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