Raul Perez Ultreia de Valtuille 2016

Ultreia is produced in limited quantity from Mencia grapes grown in only a little more than one hectare Las Villegas vineyards in Valtuille (León). It is a high altitude vineyard, 530 meters, with a continental climate under cooling Atlantic influence which provides perfect growing conditions.

Ultreia Valtuille has the aromas of blackberry, pillory, tobacco, leaf litter and a subtle reminder of the apothecary as notes of cocoa. It is structured and very balanced, long and persistent with a beautiful ripe fruit. 

Like all wines of Raul Perez, Ultreia Valtuille is bottled without clarifying or filtering.

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Type: Red Producer: Raul Perez  Appellation: Bierzo Vintage: 2016 Grape: Mencia Country: Spain Region: Galicia Style: Rich and intense Alcohol: 14% Content: 750ml Allergens: Contains Sulfite

(€60 /liter)


96+ points Wine Advocate
There are only 1,000 bottles of the 2016 Ultreia Valtuille (the new name, as all labels have been simplified and cleaned up, and some of the names have even been shortened). The crop was greatly reduced because of mildew, and the grapes are a lot more concentrated, with more tannin and structure, and they had to do a much longer élevage, up to 24 months in barrique. Despite its concentration and power, it has great freshness and perfume. You don't find excess tannin, and it seems like the time in barrel has really polished the edges. It's really outstanding.
" I tasted a great majority of 2016s, which is a superb vintage, one of the best ever, combining elegance and power. Pérez thinks 2018 is going to follow the line of 2016, perhaps even better. Something to look forward to..."