César Márquez Valtuille Bierzo 2020

Traditional Price €36
WineSpark Price €21.11
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This wine is now sold out, and the new vintage will be back in the new year. In the meantime, try El Hato y el Garabato De Buena Jera 2018!

Bierzo is without doubt the most exciting emerging fine wine region of Spain.

And Valtuille, a tiny village of 60 people, is regarded as the best part of it.

It’s here that César hails from, and the 9 generations that have come before him, including his famous uncle Raúl Pérez.

César proudly presents this bottle as his Vino de Villa - his village wine.

The 80-100 year-old vineyards are based on mostly sandy soils around Valtuille, which gives a finer, more elegant style of Mencía.

Once the grapes are harvested, they’re gently foot crushed and the juice ferments naturally in large wooden casks. The wine is then transferred to fine French oak barrels to age for 12 months. 

Think Premier Cru Burgundy - it’s silky and textured, with plenty of structure and spice. It’s drinking well now, and will definitely reward you if you stick a few bottles away to come back to in a few years’ time.

Due to extremely limited supply, there's a limit of 2 bottles per customer on this wine.

Wine type Red
Grape(s) Mencia
Country Spain
Region of origin Bierzo
Vintage 2020
Alcohol % 13%
Oak? Yes
Months in Oak 11 months
Type of Oak French
Allergens (e.g. does it contain Milk, Egg, Fish, Nuts) None
Average age of vines 50-100 years
Average altitude of vines (m) 550
Soil type(s) Clay and sand
Closure Type Cork
Is this wine organic? No
Biodynamic? No
Sustainably produced? Yes
Suitable for vegans? Yes
Ageing potential 10 years
Ideal drinking window 2022 - 2032

César comes from one of the most famous and revered winemaking families in Spain. His uncle is Raúl Pérez, and his family winery is Castro Ventosa, Bierzo’s leading winery, founded 9 generations ago.

Read more about César.

Cured cuts from pork and beef are a speciality around here.

We know how important it is to get your wine order quickly and efficiently. So we’ve partnered with UPS to offer next-day delivery on our wines.


Here’s what you need to know:

  • It’s free - delivery is already included in the members price
  • It’s fast - you’ll get next-day delivery if you order before 12pm Monday-Thursday
  • It’s environmentally-friendly - all our orders are shipped carbon neutral with UPS.
    **Due to temporary staffing constraints in our supply chain, orders placed between 12pm Tuesday and 12pm Thursday will be delivered on Friday.

We ship to the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland only. €2 per case is added to all Northern Ireland orders to cover additional shipping costs. The point of sale occurs in the Republic of Ireland.

Our minimum order requirement is 6 bottles and we ship in multiples of 6’s. This can be 6 different bottles!

A large order surcharge of €10 per case is added to orders of 3 cases and over.

You may need to show your ID on delivery.

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Noel Kennedy (Lucan)
Burgundy light

Ordered this wine as part of the Spanish finds case of 6. Great find and everything I love about Mencia. Some can be either a bit green or jammy but this one has great balance with a fresh nose and depth of fruit with light tannins and cherries. Reminds me of a pre global warming light elegant village Burgundy but for half the price! Really elegant and will be delighted to buy again. (92)

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