2021 Cesar Marquez - Parajes del Bierzo

2021 Cesar Marquez
2021 - Parajes del Bierzo - SKU: 130323
$45.00
750ml
TASTING NOTES

The exceptional value ‘Parajes’ (which means ‘places’ in Spanish) is a blend of no less than 45 vineyard plots spread across nine villages throughout Bierzo.  Most of the vines are old, and the blend comprises around 85% Mencia with the balance being Alicante Bouchet and indigenous white varieties.  The parcels are all fermented separately in stainless steel and plastic tubs, with some whole-bunch inclusions.  Juicy, open-knit and with persistent, fine tannins giving the wine impressive length of finish.  This is so much more than an ‘entry-level’ wine.  93 points, drink now to 2032.

 

Other critics:  94 points, Luis Gutierrez (Wine Advocate).

2021 Cesar Marquez