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Valtuille Cepas Centenarias, Bodegas Castro Ventosa 2018

RegionSpain
SubregionBierzo
ColourRed
TypeStill
Grape VarietyMencia

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Colour Region Vintage Wine Size Cs Bts Price IB GBP Per Score
Spain2018Valtuille Cepas Centenarias, Bodegas Castro Ventosa

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BT26456.001297+ LG3050.66666666666797.1097.10Valtuille Cepas Centenarias, Castro Ventosa0.75
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Tasting Notes

The floral 2018 Valtuille Cepas Centenarias is the next vintage after the 2015, as no 2016 or 2017 could be produced. This has a Northern Rhône nose that mixes violets and smoked meat, very showy. The palate is seamless and refined, with very fine, silky tannins. Like many of their wines, 2018 could very well be the finest vintage of this wine to date. This has much lower alcohol (13.2%) and more acidity. In 2018, they used all the white grapes from one of the plots, which could be a significant 6% of white grapes, and also some 5% Merenzao, so the wine is somewhat more fluid and nuanced. The two plots used for this wine are in the paraje of Matalospardos in Valtuille. This is the most complete and complex of the 2018s. 3,500 bottles and 36 magnums were filled in early May 2020. Drink 2020 - 2028.

97+
Luis Gutierrez, Wine Advocate (249), June 2020
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