2018 Castro Ventosa Valtuille Villegas

2018 Castro Ventosa Valtuille Villegas




From the low yielding sandy soiled site where Raúl chose to build his home where he now lives with his wife and two children, this one sounds like my cup of tea and then some. Saying that it has just 12.8% alcohol and “gravitates more towards Burgundy” is like music to my ears….This is the second vineyard harvested, just after the Cova de la Raposa on the first day of harvest. What else can I say by this point…you’re either into it or not…..I am PSYCHED about this one……Just 25 6pks come to America, fwiw, so get it while the gettin’ is good……

“The 2018 Valtuille Villegas had not been produced since 2015 and there is a big jump in precision and freshness: it’s not just three years, it’s three years of fine-tuning the work in the vineyards and winery. It fermented in a 3,000-liter oak vat with 100% full clusters and matured in two 225-liter oak barrels and one 500-liter oak barrel. This is perfumed and gravitates more toward Burgundy; it’s elegant and long, with “only” 12.8% alcohol. It has very polished tannins and the inherent elegance of the sandy soils. It’s perhaps lighter and doesn’t have the complexity of the Cepas Centenarias, but it’s really impressive. A Villegas of finesse. 1,300 bottles were filled in May 2020.” 96 Luis Gutierrez