Pago de Valdetruchas Los Cerezales 2008

Red Blends from Spain

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Item No. 108972
  • red wine
  • RP90
  • ST90
Style: Earthy & Spicy

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Winemaker's Notes

Los Cerezales' (trans. ‘The Cherries') is 100% Mencia from a single, 75 year-old vineyard planted at 750 meters above sea level (that's 2,460 feet for those keeping score at home). Grapes were hand-harvested and fermented with native yeasts in stainless steel tanks. After alcoholic fermentation, half of the wine underwent malo in tank while the other half underwent malo in new French oak. After malo, all of the wine was aged in French oak barrels for 11 months prior to bottling.

Critical Acclaim

"The 2008 Cerezales (the first release from this producer) is 100% Mencia sourced from a single 75-year-old vineyard and aged for 11 months in French oak. Purple-colored, it exhibits an alluring nose of cedar, tobacco, fresh herbs, mineral, violets, and black cherry. On the palate it is loaded with fruit and spice combined with excellent depth and length. It will evolve for 1-2 years but can be enjoyed now through 2018. "
90 Points

"Vivid red. Lively aromas of raspberry and fresh flowers, with a bright mineral quality adding energy. Pliant, gently sweet red berry and cherry flavors provide very good palate coverage and seamless texture. Many wines made from mencia show an herbal quality but not this one. The finish is sweet, smooth and long. "
90 Points

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Bierzo is one of the newest D.O.’s in Spain, having been recognized in 1988. It is located in the northwest of Spain. Pago de Valdetruchas is a joint project between Alejandro Luna and his uncle and cousin. The estate-owned vineyards are located in the town of Villafranca de Bierzo, about halfway between the cities of León and Santiago de Compostela. The vines grow on soils composed of calcareous clay, sand and slate, and are situated between 500 and 800 meters above sea level.

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