Varietal: 100% Mencía
Aging: Without cask
Origin: DO Bierzo | Valtuille de Abajo
Intensive Red color with violets hints. On the nose it is extremely fresh. Black and red fruits such as blackberries and wild berries; very earthy coming from the Bierzo soils such as roasted notes smoke, some hints of balsamic aromas, mint mainly, are also present. The wine is firmly structured on the palate, with incredible depth and a persistent fruit-driven finish. Perfect balance with very fine tannins.
The Wine Advocate
TRANQUILITY, that could be the word that comes to mind when you arrive in Valtuille de Abajo, although as you get to know this town, you realize that nothing is what it seems, that within each house there is a lot of activity. In one of these houses lives the García Alba family, whose head of family, Dimas García Canedo, started in 1999 the Vinos Valtuille S.L. Today the Company is thriving and growing, managed by two of their four children: Elena and Marcos. The family winery is the reflection of the values passed down through the generations. EFFORT, the fundamental pillar. RESPECT and CARE for the land, the guidelines that mark the ROAD MAP. For the production of its wines the winery has 15 hectares of old vineyards, scattered around Valtuille de Abajo with narrow planting and goblet pruning system.
Valtuille is surrounded by small hills, whose altitude ranges between 500 and 700 meters. In soils, clay predominates in the lower areas and sand in the upper or front areas. With this mix of soils, altitude and orientations, the winery tries to select more than 100 plots they work, according to the wines it produce. For Pago de Valdoneje Mencía and Pago de Valdoneje Roble, different plots are mixed of high and low areas, looking for a balance between the fruit of clay areas and the power of the high areas, with more presence of sand. For the production of Pago de Valdoneje Viñas Viejas we selected the grapes from a front with south-west orientation in Valdoneje. In Pago de Valdoneje Finca el Valao the grape comes from a single plot called “El Valao”. The plot was located in a very cool and mineral area with north-west orientation. A family winery, with a traditional line, with a point of innovation. After several decades working their vineyards, Dimas García and Isabel Alba decided to build their own winery and place it in one of the hills surrounding Valtuille de Abajo, in the area of La Estacada, in front of Castro de la Ventosa, on the Camino de Santiago, their favorite place in Valtuille. The reason for this new venture was simply to provide a better future for their children.