El Castro de Valtuille Joven


The Castro Ventosa estate was founded by the Perez family in 1752 and has been in the family ever since. They own 75 hectares of Mencía vines in Bierzo, making them the biggest owners of this varietal within the D.O Bierzo. For this wine, younger vines are used from 17 parcels across the Valtuille de Abajo village zone. Vines range from 20-40 years and viticulture is conventional, everything is done by hand and vines are not irrigated. Pair it with hard cheese, pasta, red meat, roasted vegetables.


Tasting Notes from Pinto Wines

Colour Dark ruby-colored
Nose Perfume of baking spices, eucalyptus/pine notes, black cherry, and black raspberry
Palate Smooth-textured, sweet, forward wine with no hard edges

Fact Sheet

Size 75 cl
Grape Variety Mencía (85%) , Alicante Bouschet (8%), other varieties (7%)
Alcohol % 14%
Style Medium bodied, juicy, fruity unoaked red
Estate/Producer Bodegas Castro Ventosa, by Raúl Perez
Country Spain
Region Bierzo, Castilla y León
Vintage 2022
Vinification Handpicked and destemmed. The must is fermented in stainless steel tanks with natural yeasts. Fermentation lasts around 25 days. After malolactic fermentation is complete the wine is blended. The finished wine rests for 3 months in old oak before bottling without fining or filtering
Closure Natural cork
Cellaring/Ageing Potential Drink now with some cellar potential


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