Valtuille Cova de la Raposa
La Cova de la Raposa is the name of a pre-phylloxera single vineyard located in the small village Valtuille in Bierzo wine region, with extremely low yields. This is an 85% Mencía wine blended with other local varietals such as 3% Alicante Bouschet, 2% Gros Cabernet, locally known as Bastardo, and the rest is a mix of other local grapes. The total production of this wine is 700 bottles per year.
This wine displays a singular array of aromas, with outstanding
finish and persistence. Pure elegance and delightful, a truly remarkable wine.
Handpicked in the early hours, fermented in French oak barrels
and aged also in French oak barrels for 20 months. This
wine was not clarified or filtered prior to bottling. An ideal
wine for cellaring, will only improve over time, maybe enjoyed
for the next 20 to 25 years.
Bodegas Raul Perez
Dry red. Mencía Blend
Deep opaque purple.
Displays a singular array of aromas, from Asian
spices, ripe cherry, violets, as well as sandalwood
coupled with an underlying minerality
Intense ripe raspberry and blackberry flavours combined
with a clear spiciness. A silky texture, with
outstanding finish and persistence. Pure elegance
20 months in French oak barrels
A remarkable wine that will complement a wide
variety of dishes from rich meaty dishes to spicy
16ºC - 18ºC
WA: 97+ points