Parajes DO Bierzo

CHF 17,55
CHF 19,50
AvailableNumber of bottles in our store: 12
incl. VAT | Article number: 15371
10%
93+
Region
Bierzo
Producer
Bodega César Márquez
Vintage
2022
Grape varieties
  • 85% Mencía
  • 10% Alicante Bouschet
Bottle size
75 cl
Ratings
  • 93+ points Robert Parker
Alcohol
13%
Classification
DO
Special characteristic
  • Contains sulphites

Every plot is fermented and matured as a separate batch. Wild-yeast fermentation (50% whole-bunch pressing) takes place in stainless steel vats and 225- and 500-litre barrels. The various batches are left to macerate for anything from 17 to 60 days. After blending, the wine spends 12 months in (225- and 500-litre) used oak barrels before being bottled without fining or filtration.

Ripe berry fruit, fresh Mediterranean herbs, liquorice, and smoky hints on the nose. Fine tannins on a medium-bodied palate of great depth and complexity. Spicy notes on a long finish.

The grapes – Mencía and Alicante Bouschet, with local native varieties making up the remaining 5% or so of the blend – come from old bush vines, some of which are over 100 years of age, situated in around 45 different plots across seven villages. The soils are a mix of clay, sand and slate. The climate is continental with a slight Atlantic influence.