Free Shipping On Orders Over $500 – 10% Off For First Time Buyers

Bodegas y Viñedos Raúl Pérez Bierzo Tinto Ultreia St Jacques 2018

Bodegas y Viñedos Raúl Pérez Bierzo Tinto Ultreia St Jacques 2018

Mostly Mencia Dominated Field Blend. Raúl Pérez Pereira is universally considered to be one of the world’s most visionary winemakers. He has quickly become the point of reference for the Bierzo appellation and in the intervening years, he has expanded his sphere of activity to include the appellations of Rías Baixas, Ribeira Sacra, and Tierra de León. In addition to numerous other accolades, Raúl was named “Winemaker of the Year” by German publication Der Feinschmecker in 2014 and “Best Winemaker in the World” for 2015 by the French publication Bettane+Desseauve. In the February 2018 Decanter, Master of Wine Pedro Ballesteros wrote, “Raúl Pérez is the archetype of the intuitive winemaking genius.” Raúl Pérez is the archetype of humility though and that comes through in his wines as they are unadulterated expressions of the villages and vineyards from which they hail. Saint Jacques comes from clay soils and is fermented with 80% whole cluster then aged in various neutral vessels and bottled without filtration or fining. These are the types of wines that show why Raul Perez is a master at every level of wine and the high quality of grapes that can come from Bierzo.

31 In Stock
Add To Cart
$21.00
/ 750ml
SKU: 1130937201800750
Wine Specs
Vintage
2018
Varietal
Mencia
Appellation
Bierzo
Robert Parker
93
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
"The truly impressive 2018 Ultreia Saint Jacques transcends its price category. They destemmed more grapes because they fermented it in the oak vats they bought from Vega Sicilia to use in the new winery, where it macerated for two months and then matured in used barrels for nine to 10 months. The secret is to use very good grapes from very good vineyards. The wine is clean, precise and fresh, and the oak is super-subtle, almost unnoticeable. The palate reflects a fluid wine of pleasure, a red of thirst. This is the wine where they have invested more, and 2018 has to be the finest vintage to date." - Luis Gutierrez
1130937201800750