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El Valao 2019

El Valao

2019
93
PARKER
91
PEÑÍN
92
SUCKLING

£15.60

/ 0.75 L btl
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Spec sheet

TypeRed wine
Region
Grapes
Producer
AllergensContains sulfites
Alcohol contenti14.0%
Production4,500 bottles

The wine

El Valao is Vinos Valtuille’s first vino de finca or estate wine, from a vineyard comprised of vines aged almost a hundred years old. A wine which, at such a reasonable price, enables us to get to know both the bodega’s style of mature wines, as well as the Mencía variety’s profile with its aromas of blackberries and wild soft fruits, and also the character of the Bierzo’s countryside, with its smoky notes and touches of liquorice. An austere, fresh and juicy wine.

What does this wine taste like?

Light
Bold
Smooth
Tannic
Dry
Sweet
Soft
Acidic
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Picota 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

Food pairing

aves-y-carnes-blancas
Poultry and white meats
pescados
Fish
arroces
Rice
cocidos-y-potajes
Stews and casseroles
embutidos-y-jamon
Sausages and ham
quesos-curados
Cured cheeses

Meat rice dishes / Octopus Galician style / Cured meat / Manchego cheese / Idiazabal cheese

Ratings and awards

201993 PK91 PN92 SK
201892+ PK93 SK
201790 PN93 SK
201692+ PK90 PN
201592 PK91 PN
PK: ParkerPN: PeñínSK: Suckling

Wine critics reviewsReviews by Parker and Suckling

The harmonious 2019 El Valao comes from an ancient plot and fermented in stainless steel and matured in 225-liter oak barrels for six to seven months. The wine is harmonious and combines the house style of ripe and juicy wines (this one is 14.2% alcohol) with very good freshness and balance, coming through as medium-bodied and quite elegant. It's serious and austere, with all that it takes to have a nice development in bottle. And with good freshness and the 2019 tannins, it should be able to stand up to powerful foods. 4,500 bottles produced.

— Luis Gutiérrez (31/01/2022)Robert Parker Wine Advocate Vintage 2019 - 93 PARKER

Very attractive berry and cherry character with some clove and slate undertones. It’s medium-bodied with fine tannins and a flavorful finish. Subtle minerality to this. Drink now.

— James Suckling (14/10/2021)JamesSuckling.com Vintage 2019 - 92 SUCKLING

Customer reviews

4.0/5
3 reviews
Vintage:

Winemaking

Ageing periodBetween 6 and 8 months
Barrel ageUsed
Type of woodFrench oak

Vineyards

Finca el Valao

Vine age90 years
SoilCalcareous-clay
OrientationWest

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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