Castro Ventosa, 'El Castro de Valtuille', Mencía Joven, 2018, Bierzo DO, Spain


Made from hand-harvested Mencía grapes from young vines, this is a pure and authentic expression of the variety. Unfiltered and textured, with rounded fruit, hints of smokiness, and a mineral leafy finish. A lovely bottle and perfect with grilled veg or pork dishes.

Castro Ventosa is the Perez family estate and has been in their hands since 1752. Current winemaker Raul Perez leads the charge and is seen in very high esteem across the region. The estate is known for it's pure and accomplished examples of top Mencía wines.

Producer: Castro Ventosa

Country: Spain

Region: Bierzo

Grapes: Mencía 100%

Alcohol: 13.0%

Vintage: 2018

Status: Vegan