Pago de Valdoneje Viñas Viejas 2017

25.00

Description

From the oldest vineyard in this small family estate, these centurion Mencía vines produce the most outstanding wine.

There’s only around 6,000 bottles of this made each vintage, the beauty and rarity of old vineyards. Grapes are hand harvested and sorted prior to fermentation, with ageing for up to a year in new French oak barrels.

Dark and intense crimson red in colour, this smells of spice and earth, cassis, prune and tar mixing it up with leather, pencil shavings and burnt scrub, smokey herbal aromas wafting over sweet fruit drying in the sun. Rich and concentrated, dried black fruits laced with fruitcake spices, framed by firm but silky tannins, and a refreshing, finely balanced piquancy to the finish, it’s magnificent.

Serve this up with something that takes ages to cook, beef brisket or slow-roasted shoulder of pork.

  • Full, rich, complex
  • 750ml
  • 14% Alcohol
  • Cork
  • Drink by 2030
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Producer: Vinos Valtuille

After a few decades working their land and vines for other producers, Dimas and Isabel García decided at the end of the 1990s it was time to build their own winery, for the future of their family and their vineyards. It's a decision we're extremely grateful for — this is a small farm, just 15 hectares of Mencía vines up to a century old, that we get to enjoy as single estate wines.

Two of the couple's four children, Marcos and Elena, run operations today; Marcos in the vineyard and cellar, Elena the driving force behind the family's growing success domestically and internationally, with glowing reviews from the likes of Luis Gutiérrez and James Suckling.

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91+ Points
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (2019)

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