2017 Raul Perez Ultreia Saint Jacques, Tinto Bierzo (Mencia), Galicia, Spain

2017 Raul Perez Ultreia Saint Jacques, Tinto Bierzo (Mencia), Galicia, Spain

$19.95

Description

The clean, floral and 2017 Ultreia Saint Jacques comes mostly from old vineyards from different soils in Valtuille and Villadecanes fermented in stainless steel and oak vats with part of full clusters and matured in used barriques for one year. It’s produced in a fresh and very drinkable way. This is one of the best values from Bierzo and Spain, and a great introduction to Bierzo. It’s a more serious wine than what the wine was when it was first produced, fresh and elegant. It’s very reliable and a great value. There are some 100,000 bottles that were filled in two production runs. – 93 points, Wine Advocate (Luis Gutierrez) – February 28, 2019

Raúl Pérez is building a new winery for the Ultreia St. Jacques, the volume wine that sustains many of the other wines, with the idea to produce 200,000 to 250,000 bottles of it. The winery has the capacity to produce around 300,000 bottles. 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…

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