Ultreia Saint Jacques 2021
11.15€ (Inc. VAT bot. 75 cl.) / Spain
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The biggest volume of the winery is the 2021 Ultreia Saint Jacques, which represents some 170,000 bottles, and according to Raúl Pérez, it's the most difficult wine to make here. They now work a lot to produce this wine, a blend of 11 wines selected from the 17 they made. It's a wine that represents Bierzo and is from a year when they used more grapes from sandy soils. It has 13.16% alcohol and a pH of 3.66; it's serious and restrained but juicy and easy to drink. Seventy percent of the wine matured in barrel and the rest in troncoconic oak vats.
Between 14ºC and 16ºC
Fermentation with whole bunches in 5,000 litres foudres. Aged for 8 months in 1,500 lires foudres.
Ultreia Saint Jacques is a red wine made from Mencía grapes by the Raúl Pérez winery in the Bierzo DO.
It is a wine made from grapes coming from vineyards planted on clay-limestone soils.
These are family vineyards planted 50 years ago and onwards, located in the village of Valtuille de Abajo, which are crossed by the Camino de Santiago.
The grapes are harvested by hand. Once the grapes reach the winery, they are fermented in oak barrels with a capacity of 3,000 to 5,000 litres, without temperature control. Subsequently, it is aged in old used French oak vats. It is not filtered or clarified.
Ultreia Saint Jacques is a red wine with fruity aromas and hints of minerality, which also surprisingly shows the varietal character and style of the Valtuille vineyards.
It is an exuberant wine, with a lot of volume. On the palate it is direct, round and appetising, fluid in the mouth with excellent integrated acidity.
A red wine conceived as a tribute to life by its creator Raúl Pérez.
The word ultreia is of Latin origin. This is how the pilgrims on the Camino de Santiago greeted each other, and it means forward. This is the origin of one of the most popular and appreciated wine collections of the Raúl Pérez winery in the D.O. Bierzo, of which this magnificent wine is a part.
Ultreia Saint Jacques is a red wine to be enjoyed with dishes such as bluefin tuna belly, meat and vegetable lasagne, matanza with fried eggs and hot pots.
And you, have you already tasted this fantastic wine from Bodega y Viñedos Raúl Pérez in D.O. Bierzo? Tell us about it!
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