Raūl Perez “St Jacques” Ultreia
Raúl Pérez Pereira is universally considered to be one of the world’s most visionary winemakers. Since he produced his first vintage for his family’s winery in 1994 at the age 22, he has been in the forefront of the conversation about what has been called “The New Spain”. In 2005, he left his family business to strike out on his own, creating Bodegas y Viñedos Raúl Pérez, which quickly became the point of reference for the Bierzo appellation. In the intervening years, he has expanded his sphere of activity to include the appellations of Rías Baixas, Ribeira Sacra and Tierra de León, but his heart and his home remain in Valtuille de Abajo, the village in Bierzo where his family has been tending vines for well over 300 years.
Mostly Mencia 70%, Bastardo, Garnacha Tintorera, the nose is full of complex fruit, spicy aromas and layers of earth tone spices. Juicy, well-structured red fruit with great vibrancy and length on the palate. A long finish is marked with savory saline, coffee bean, and tomato leaf.