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Pago de Valdoneje Mencía 2020

Pago de Valdoneje Mencía




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Spec sheet

TypeRed Wine
AllergensContains sulfites
Alcohol contenti14.0%

The wine

Marcos García, in charge of vines and winemaking at Vinos Valtuille, still follows the advice his grandfather Antonio gave him for creating great wines. His young single-varietal Pago de Valdoneje Mencía is no exception and, as with his other wines, Marcos has achieved a wonderfully expressive nose and a rounded and flavoursome mouth. A wine that gains more and more praise and fans year after year – and now with 92 points from the prestigious Parker ratings.

In the glass, Pago de Valdoneje Mencía displays a magnificent and intense red colour with purple glints. Fresh in the nose, it delights with aromas of wild fruit such as blackberries and raspberries as well as the usual smoky notes from the soils of Bierzo. After standing for a moment in the glass, refreshing herbal aromas appear, reminiscent of mint and liquorice. Juicy and well-structured in the mouth, it shows incredible depth for such a young wine and tantalizing fruit is always present. Despite its youth, it has very fine tannins which ensure the sweet primary flavours do not take over the wine. To sum up, it is a complete, fresh and enveloping Mencia with an impressive varietal character. A wine sure to delight at an unbeatable price. 

What does this wine taste like?

Cherry red / Intense / Violet glints
Fresh / Fruit aromas / Red fruit / Blackberries / Berries / Toasty notes / Smoke / Liquorice / Balsamic notes / Menthol aromas
Structured / Profound / deep / Pleasant finish / Fruit-forward / Persistent / Balanced / Fine tannins

Drinking and storing

Serve between 14ºC and 16ºC

Food pairing

Roast turbot, Sardines, Iberian pork secreto

Ratings and awards

202092 SK
201992 PK
201892 SK
201791+ PK90 PN90 SK
201691 PK90 PN
201591 PK15.5 JR
PK: ParkerJR: Jancis robinsonPN: PeñínSK: Suckling

Wine critics reviewsReviews by Jancis Robinson and Parker

Tasted blind. Youthful, simple and vivid with a very refreshing mouthfeel. A pleasant and easy-drinking wine. Uncomplicated and quite a bargain. This is a producer to follow.

— Ferran Centelles (10/04/2017) Vintage 2015 - 15.5 JANCIS ROBINSON

The 2019 Pago de Valdoneje is the benchmark for unoaked Mencía from the slopes of Valtuille, and more often than not, this is the go-to red for most local vignerons when asking for a glass of wine in a bar. It's a juicy, aromatic and very pleasant and easy-to-drink young wine with enough complexity and depth to also deal with a wide range of foods, which makes it very versatile. It's lively and smooth, balanced and polished with good freshness and a balanced mouthfeel. 70,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in April 2020.

— Luis Gutiérrez (30/06/2020)Robert Parker Wine Advocate Vintage 2019 - 92 PARKER

Customer reviews

65 reviews


Vine age85 years
SoilClay / Sand

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...