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El Valao 2019

El Valao


The Valao is a fresh and pure Mencía of old vines of more than 90 years that comes from a single plot...

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/ 0.75 L btl

Wine El Valao 2019

Spec sheet
TypeRed Wine
Alcohol content i14.0%
Bottle size and vintage0.75 L - 2019


The Valao is a fresh and pure Mencía of old vines of more than 90 years that comes from a single plot of the same name and the first estate wine of the winery.

Due to its medium aging (6-8 months in French oak barrels) it is a merchandise with a very good complexity but that preserves the youth and freshness of the grape.

At sight it shows an intense cherry red with violet reflections. On the nose, it stands out for its high intensity and freshness with notes of red fruit and wild fruits, balsamic and smoky and licorice notes very well integrated into the fruit. On the palate, perfectly balanced, it is a structured and fresh wine, persistent and very deep.


  • Vine age:90 years
  • Soil:Calcareous-clay


  • Ageing period:Between 6 and 8 months
  • Barrel age:Used
  • Type of wood:French oak

Tasting notes

  • ViewPicota cherry red / Intense / Violet glints
  • Bouquet:Fresh / Fruit aromas / Red fruit / Blackberries / Wild fruits / Toasty notes / Smoke / Liquorice / Balsamic notes / Menthol aromas
  • Mouth:Structured / Profound / deep / Fine tannins / Balanced / Pleasant finish / Fruit-forward / Persistent

Customer reviews

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by: Inge (01/09/2019) - Vintage 2016

Sehr frisch

Sehr frisch, mit einer Dominanz von roten Früchten wie Brombeeren und Waldbeeren. Noten auch gerösteter Marzipan und Lakritz. Schließlich erscheinen hauptsächlich mentholierte Balsamico-Aromen. Würde ihn wieder kaufen.

by: josean@arteanwines.com (07/11/2019) - Vintage 2016

Muy interesante

Muy recomendable este vino, no dejará indiferente la elaboración de esta mencía. Buena expresión de la zona de la que procede

by: zarandeta (27/06/2020) - Vintage 2017

Otro buen vino del Bierzo

Abonados a este vino desde que lo probamos. Aterciopelado, terroso, áspero. Buena relación calidad-precio.

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