Bierzo Tinto, ‘Vico’, Bodegas y Vinedos Raul Perez
100% Mencia. Vico is a village wine from the Valtuille de Abajo subzone of Bierzo, vines planted in 1924. Made from dry-farmed (no irrigation) old vines that are head pruned. As with all of Raúl’s wines, the viticulture is organic
30% whole cluster fermentation. Aged 11 months in 2-year old French oak barrels.
3000 bottles produced.
Castilla Y Leon
Smoked meat, cherry pit and redcurrant on the pungent, spice-tinged nose. Chewy and focused on the palate, with bitter cherry and cassis flavors unfolding slowly with aeration. Chewy tannins give shape to the persistent finish, where the smoke and cherry notes repeat strongly.
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Press & Reviews
The new incarnation of the 2013 Vico, with grapes from the Ponferrada zone where the soils are rich in slate, is fermented in foudre; it is very aromatic and balsamic, with notes of incense and spices. It is a bit tight and has great acidity, even a little citric - this zone is definitively different. There's great tension here. 3,400 bottles produced.