Vico, produced by Raúl Pérez is a limited-production wine from the Bierzo region. It is a perfect example of a clean, bright and pure Mencía wine. It comes from Raúl's village, Valtuille de Abajo. The name Vico pays tribute to Patrick Mata's older brother, Victor, a lawyer who resides in southern Spain's town of Marbella and a person with an abiding fascination with the unique expressions of terroir found throughout Spain. Vico may be Raúl's most extreme wine and it's strongly suggested that you decant it if you drink it within five years of the vintage. Raúl Pérez is one of Spain's finest winemakers and some wine trade veterans believe Raúl is among a handful of the best winemakers in the world. Raúl believes great wines are made in the vineyard and he has an uncanny knack for knowing what his vineyards need to achieve their greatest potential. As his great talent has become known, many winemakers now seek to collaborate with Raul.
"Deep ruby. Powerful, deeply pitched aromas of black and blue fruits, dark chocolate and licorice, with a spicy topnote. Densely packed and chewy in texture, offering smoky cassis and boysenberry flavors that coat the palate. Closes smooth and long, with lingering smokiness and slow-building tannins. I'd bet on this wine rewarding patience."
International Wine Cellar