Raúl Pérez

La Vizcaina Las Gundiñas Bierzo Tinto

2021
Bierzo
Castilla y León
Spain
Say It
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Varietals
Mencía, Trousseau, Alicante Bouschet
$45
Flavors & Qualities
Bramble Bramble
Black Olives Black Olives
Smoke Smoke
Linked Character
Organic Organic
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Palate Character

Balance & Finesse 2 Rich & Full 2 Light & Bright 2 Smooth & Silky 2 Round & Fleshy 2 Tone & Backbone 1 Powerful & Extracted 2 Bright & Crisp 2
Tone & Backbone
This Wine Your Palate
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This is a predominantly Tone & Backbone wine, but it shares structural nuances of Smooth & Silky as described in the tasting note below.

Tasting Notes
Medium-plus in structure, this Tone & Backbone and Smooth & Silky wine features flavors of bramble and black olives, with more subtle notes of red berries, violet, and forest floor. The wine finishes with black pepper and a smokey minerality.
COLOR
Dark Ruby Red
BODY
TANNIN
ACIDITY
SWEET
ALCOH.
13.5%
GRAPE(S)
Mencía, Trousseau, Alicante Bouschet
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Why this wine made the cut…
An alluring blend of fruit and savoriness from Bierzo's wine maverick.
Rías Baixas, Galicia
GRAPE VARIETAL(S)
Mencía
MEN-see-ya
Mencia is seeing something of a renaissance in Spain, specifically in the Bierzo, Ribeira Sacra, Monterrei and Valdeorras. Stylistically, it can vary from what was traditionally an aromatic and fruity red wine, and attractive rosé wines, to more intense, concentrated examples from low yielding vines, especially in Bierzo.
Trousseau
Troo-SOW
Trousseau was somewhat underappreciated grape from Jura in northeastern France, but has enjoyed some recent recognition for its potential in California and Oregon. It is remarkably versatile. It can make everything from Rose or sweet fortified wines like Port and Madeira in Portugal where it is called Bastardo. It recent surge in popularity is in making wines that show restraint, but full of flavor like dark berries, violets and spice.
Alicante Bouschet
Country / State
Spain
Region
Castilla y León
Sub Region
Bierzo
Producer
Raúl Pérez
Winemaker(s)
Raúl Pérez
Vintage
2021
Raúl Pérez's barrel room

Bodegas y Viñedos Raúl Pérez

Bierzo

Raúl Pérez is a visionary winemaker, a free spirit, and a standard bearer for Spanish wines. He made his first wines at the age of 22 at his family estate, and in 2005 he started his own winery Bodegas y Viñedos Raúl Pérez. 

Raúl Pérez
Raúl Pérez's vineyards

Raúl practices traditional winemaking and organic farming, trying to impart as little influence as possible in the vineyard. In fact, his greatest talent is his understanding of how the soil, individual climate, and grape variety coexist to shepherd the wine to its true potential. 

The wines of Raúl Pérez are incredibly balanced, refined wines that show depth of flavor and energy upon release with the potential to age gracefully.