Wine Castro Ventosa, "El Castro de Valtuille" Mencia Seleccion, Bierzo DO, 2012
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The wine is dark ruby color
Taste wines - harmonious and smooth with a pleasant sweetness, with cherry and berry shades.
The wine has a complex, multifaceted fragrance drop hints of blackberries and cherries, which are interspersed with a little tart nuances of pine and eucalyptus.
Wine is perfect for hot snacks, red meat, cheese and smoked sausage.
Wine "El Castro de Valtuille" Mencia Seleccion produced from grapes Mencia, through which the Bierzo region gained international fame. There is a tradition that Mencia vines brought here pilgrims en route to Santiago de Compostella. Until now, the origin is not known for Mensa - whether it is reborn Pinot Noir, Cabernet Franc either. Experts call Mensah grade chameleon, because depending on the terroir it exhibits the features of Cabernet Franc and Pinot Noir. Wine made from grapes Mencia, has the best properties of Burgundy wines - it is aristocratic and sophisticated at the same time, strong.
Harvesting is done by hand. After fermentation in special stainless steel tanks, wine aged in oak barrels for 3 months. Before bottling the wine is filtered and cold stabilization.
Castro Ventosa Winery was founded Perez family in 1752 and is still a family. The winery is located in the village of Valtuille de Abajo at the foot of the slope Castro, near the ruins of an ancient Roman fort, from which the winery got its name - Castro Ventosa, which translates as "The Windy Castle". The farm is famous for its vineyards with autochthonous grape variety Mencia in to Bierzo, which occupy 75 hectares and is one of the largest in appellasone.
Bierzo is located in a small valley surrounded by mountains. This unique geographical position creates a special microclimate. Nisin prevents frost in winter and warm summer months create ideal conditions for the growth of exceptional vines. The soil is a mixture of quartzite and shale. From grapes Mencia "Castro Ventosa" produces five different wines: Valtuille, El Castro de Valtuille, El Castro de Valtuille "Joven Mencia", El Castro de Valtuille "Mencia Seleccion" Castro Ventosa and Vintage.