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Veronica Ortega 2017 ROC Valtuille, Bierzo, Spain
Available: Only 3 left in stock$45.99
One of the most interesting figures among the new generation of producers working in Bierzo, Verónica Ortega grew up in the sunny city of Cádiz in southern Spain, but feels at home in the green hills of Bierzo in León. Verónica’s background is impressive. She trained at Domaine de la Romanée Conti and Domaine du Compte Armand in Burgundy, worked the harvests with Daphne Glorian and Álvaro Palacios in Priorat and was winemaker at Domaine Laurent Combier in Crozes-Hermitage (Rhône). Like other young newcomers in Bierzo, she started making her wines at Raúl Pérez’s winery in Valtuille. But the wine that gave Verónica Ortega prominence was Roc. Grapes are sourced from El Couso y La Rata, two 80- to 90-year-old plots grown in Valtuille on soils with sand and stones. Verónica Ortega is particularly fond of sand-grown Mencía because, according to her, the wines show great definition on the palate.
Medium bodied with floral and red fruits. If you enjoy Pinot Noir or Gamay, give Mencia a try!