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?
|Picota cherry red / Intense / Violet glints|
|Higly aromatic / Fruit aromas / Red fruit / Blackberries / Raspberry / Plums / Incense / Black pepper / Undergrowth notes / Mineral notes / Liquorice / Smoke / Balsamic notes|
|Full / With body / Persistent / Red fruit / Charcoal smoke / Balanced / Fine tannins|
Drinking and storing
Ratings and awards
|2016||93 PK||92 PN||93 SK|
|2015||90? PK||91 PN||93 SK|
|2014||90 PK||91 PN|
Wine critics reviewsReviews by Parker and Suckling
|Ageing period||Between 12 and 13 months|
|Type of wood||French oak|
|Vine age||95 years|
|Soil||Sand / Clay|
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...