El Castro de Valtuille Joven
2007 Mencía


Vineyard: Several vineyards in Ventosa de Abajo.
Soil Type: Sand & Chalk.
Vine Age: 20 to 40 years old.
Irrigation: No irrigation
Harvest Date: from the 1st week of Sptember to the 1st week of October, depending on the vineyards.
Yield: 50 to 60 hectoliters.


The Joven is made from the youngest vineyards in the property, aged between 20 and 40 years old. It is also the best selling wine in Bierzo.
It is vinified and fermented in stainless steel tanks and aged for four months in used 6 000 liters wooden barrels. The total production of this wine is 300 000 bottles.

Tasting Notes:

Color: Purple with some hints of violet.
Nose: Red berries, raspberry and other red berries.
Palate: Soft on the palate with a pleasing smooth finish.
Other: This wine is great to pair with Coq au vin or similar dishes.

Chemical Analysis:

Alc (%): 14
RS (g/l): 1.2
TA (g/l): 4.2
pH: 3.82
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