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Raul Perez Las Gundinas La Vizcaina de Vinos 2020

Bierzo, Castilla y Leon

Regular price $39.99 Sale price $47.99

Las Gundinas 2020
La Vizcaina de Vinos

Bierzo, Spain

95+ pts WA RP -Luis Gutierrez
The 2020 La Vizcaína Las Gundiñas has a new plot, a west-facing vineyard that is steeper and cooler. Pérez likes Gundiñas and Rapolao in warmer years like this. In 2020, 50% of the wine matured in 2,000-liter oak foudre and the other half in used 500-liter barrels. It was harvested much earlier, and the wine shows more freshness even if it shows more tannin today. He likes long macerations (40 to 45 days) and works toward having tannins and weight in his wines. Some 6,000 bottles were filled in August 2021.
  • Village: Valtuille de Abajo
  • Vineyard: Las Gundiñas
  • Year of plantation: 1910
  • Hectares: 2.2
  • Altitude: 510 meters ASL
  • Soil: Clay and limestone with lots of depth
  • Orientation: East
  • Plant density: 3800 vines / hectare
  • Varieties: Mostly Mencía with Bastardo (Trousseau), Garnacha Tintorera (Alicante Bouschet) and Doña Blanca
  • Elaboration: Whole cluster fermentation in large oak vats. 30-60 day maceration followed by one year of aging in used 225-liter barrels. Bottled without fining or filtration.
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