Castro Ventosa El Castro de Valtuille Joven 2018
Dark garnet in appearance. A very expressive wine, with a lively nose and great aromatic potential, with hints of wild berries, cherry, raspberry and blackberry. Offers ample velvety sensations, with a very expressive fruity finish. Overall it is harmonious, balanced and concentrated. El Castro de Valtuille is especially well balanced and easy to appreciate, a great alternative to Pinot Noir, pairs well with a wide variety of dishes from pasta to coq au vin.
A new Mencía bottling, the 2018 Castro Ventosa Valtuille wants to be the eponymous wine from the winery, a range in between the El Castro de Valtuille Mencía Joven and the El Castro de Valtuille in price. The base could be similar to the Vintage, with some other plots added in; it fermented with 20% full clusters and matured in used 225-liter oak barrels and a slightly more modern and clean profile. It has the finesse and the polished tannins that showcase the 2018 vintage-fine and elegant wines. It's like a more refined version of the vintage. There are 7,500 bottles of this 2018, the second vintage produced. It was bottled in May 2020.