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Aires de Vendimia Mencía de Valtuille 2017

Aires de Vendimia Mencía de Valtuille



/ 0.75 L btl
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Spec sheet

TypeRed wine
AllergensContains sulfites
Alcohol contenti13.5%
Production4,800 bottles

What does this wine taste like?

Ripe red fruit / Spices / Liquorice / Coffee / Flint
Expressive / Fresh / Elegant / Silky / Fine tannins

Drinking and storing

Serve between 15ºC and 17ºC

Ratings and awards

201992 PK
201893 PK92 PN
201790 PN
201692 PK
201291+ PK16 JR92 PN
201190 PN
PK: ParkerJR: Jancis robinsonPN: Peñín

Wine critics reviewsReviews by Parker

Like the rest of the wines, the 2018 Aires de Vendimia Mencía de Valtuille is quite impressive, elegant, clean and fresh, with neatly integrated oak, a fluid mouthfeel, fine tannins and good harmony. It's nicely textured, and the roughly 15% white grapes found in the old vineyards surely contributes to the finesse and freshness. It fermented in oak foudre with 80% full clusters and native yeasts and finished fermenting without the skins after being pressed (like a white) in barrel. It matured in French oak barrels for one year and spent three months in oak foudre. 4,700 bottles produced. It was bottled in January 2020.

— Luis Gutiérrez (30/06/2020)Robert Parker Wine Advocate Vintage 2018 - 93 PARKER

Customer reviews

1 review


Ageing period11 months
Type of woodFrench oak
Clarification and filtrationBottled unfined and unfiltered


Vine ageBetween 60 and 80 years
SoilClay sand
ClimateContinental with Atlantic influence

The winery

José Antonio García Viticultor

José Antonio García Viticultor

José Antonio García began winemaking in 2010, following in the family tradition and making a firm commitment to the Mencia variety. Grandson of Santos García, a well-known wine-grower from Valtuille de Abajo, José Antonio returned to these lands after a time working professionally in the world of cuisine and hospitality. As a huge fan of Bierzo and its star grape, he has based his project on the importance of conserving small-scale...