Wine making in Castile and León is avery old tradition which goes all the way back to the Romans, who were very appreciative of Spanish wines. Nevertheless, the real take off for wine in this region came with the arrival of the Catholic monks and priests in the 11th century. Castile and León has become one of the areas in Spain that holds the biggest varieties of wine, and also some of the better known designation of origin: from the cool white wines of Rueda to the potent red wines of Toro, Castilian wines are everything any wine lover would care for.
Pago de Valdoneje, Bierzo Roble 2014
Intensive red color with violets hints. On the nose it is extremely fresh. Barnyard and smoke driven nose. Black and red fruits such as plums and blackberries; very earthy and mineral coming from the Bierzo soils such as roasted notes, smoke, black peper and licorice, some hints of balsamic aromas, mint mainly, are also present. The wine is firmly structured on the palate, with incredible depth and a persistent fruit-driven finish. Perfect balance with very fine tannins. This wine is unfined and unfiltered.
90 pts. Vinous
$23. Special order