Grape: Mencia, Bastardo (Trousseau), Alicante Bouschet.
Region: Spain> Castilla y Leon> Bierzo> Valtuille de Abajo.
Notes: Unfined/ Unfiltered, open-vat fermentation. Biodynamic practices.
Description: Villegas is one of the vineyards most appreciated by Raúl Pérez. It is located in Valtuille de Abajo, cradle of the winery in El Bierzo. It has a nascent orientation to the south and peculiar soils for the area. Bierzo has an abundance of clay soils, in Villegas we find a sandy soil. The vineyard is around 600 meters high, and dates back 130 years. The largest profusion of grapes is of the mencía variety, although we also find vineyards of garnacha tintorera and bastardo.
Notes of violet and fresh aromas of mineralization arise. The wine has a very interesting nose with a long development of nuances. In the mouth, the terrain is perfectly represented with a certain calcareous taste, an excellent integrated acidity. It is an exuberant wine, with a lot of volume, round and appetizing.
Food pairings: BBQ ribs, cheeses (full-flavored), grilled chicken, stewed meats, mushroom dishes, etc.