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Cabanelas 2017

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Spec sheet

TypeRed wine
Region
Grapes
Producer
AllergensContains sulfites
Alcohol contenti14.0%
Production1,200 bottles

The wine

The Cabanelas vineyard is one of the winery’s oldest, and from its highest part come the Mencía grapes which are used to produce this wine bearing the same name. Another truly great wine made from old vines, maintaining the typical maturity of Vinos Valtuille but with a character that’s not now so notably oaky as in its early vintages. A wine of great balance and freshness, serious, concentrated, profound and powerful.

What does this wine taste like?

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Picota cherry red / Intense / Violet glints
Bouquet
Higly aromatic / Fruit aromas / Red fruit / Blackberries / Raspberry / Plums / Incense / Black pepper / Undergrowth notes / Mineral notes / Liquorice / Smoke / Balsamic notes
Mouth
Full / With body / Persistent / Red fruit / Charcoal smoke / Balanced / Fine tannins

Drinking and storing

Serve between 15ºC and 17ºC

Ratings and awards

201894 PK
201693 PK92 PN93 SK
201590? PK91 PN93 SK
201490 PK91 PN
201390? PK
PK: ParkerPN: PeñínSK: Suckling

Wine critics reviewsReviews by Parker and Suckling

The juicy, floral, fresh and balanced 2018 Cabanelas has old-vine concentration and depth and the freshness from the cooler year. This is a completely different wine from 2018, with a lot less oak, more integrated, balanced and fresh. It combines ripeness (14.5%) with freshness and elegance and comes through as complete and harmonious. This fermented in used barrels, 50% with full clusters that were foot trodden and the other 50% destemmed, followed by malolactic in new barrels, and then it matured in used 225-liter oak barrels for 12 months. I think there's still room for improvement in the use of oak. 1,200 bottles produced. It was bottled in March 2020.

— Luis Gutiérrez (31/01/2022)Robert Parker Wine Advocate Vintage 2018 - 94 PARKER

Ripe and dense with blueberries, white pepper and hints of slate. I like the roundness and richness and the fresh, linear flow through the center palate. So much pepper at the end. Drink or hold.

— James Suckling (07/10/2021)JamesSuckling.com Vintage 2016 - 93 SUCKLING

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Winemaking

Vinification materialWood
Ageing periodBetween 12 and 13 months
Barrel ageUsed
Type of woodFrench oak

Vineyards

Cabanelas

Vine age95 years
SoilSand / Clay
Altitude600.00 meters

The winery

Vinos Valtuille

Vinos Valtuille

Vinos Valtuille is a small, familiar-run winery, with Marcos García Alba one of the new-wave wine-produers and bodega owners in Bierzo, that took on the challenge of creating quality wines at the beginning of 2000, making an important investment in installations, facilities and plenty of technical resources. Marcos launched onto the market under the brand name of Pago de Valdoneje, giving rise to a young, single varietal Mencía wine that has been growing in reputation out there...

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