Raul Perez Ultreia Saint Jacques 2018

Raul Perez Ultreia Saint Jacques 2018

 

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Raul Perez
Ultreia Saint Jacques 2018
  • Vintage : 2018
  • Country : Spain
  • Region : Bierzo
  • Subregion
  • Type : Red
  • Style Rich and Spicy
  • Format : 75cl
  • Alcohol : 13,5°
  • Grappes : 100% Mencia

Experts Score Vintage
RP Robert Parker 93 2018
W&S Wines & Spirits 90 2018
DCT Decanter 93 2017
WS Wine Spectator 91 2015
More information on wine critics and ratings

Vine plant of half-erect bearing and medium vigorousness, without thick shoots, leaves of trilobed shape and dark green color. The rather small-medium berry is black and purple, with truncated medium-size cone bunches.

Depending on the production subzone, the harvests extend from the first week of September to the first week of October. The musts, rich in sugar, have velvety sensations. The wine is fresh, with a subtle aroma and complex sensations. It is elaborated with the whole stalk and it is fermented in open oak vats between two and five months.

The ageing takes place in 225-liter foudres and cement. It is bottled without clarification or filtering.

Designation of origin: Bierzo

Tasting notes

On the nose, notes of violet and fresh aromas of noticeable mineralization arise. There are certain reminders of cappuccino: it has a very interesting nose with a long development of nuances. In the mouth, the terrain is perfectly represented with a certain calcareous taste, an excellent integrated acidity. It is an exuberant wine, with a lot of volume, round and appetizing.

Robert Parker (RP) : 93 Points (2018)
The truly impressive 2018 Ultreia Saint Jacques transcends its price category. They destemmed more grapes because they fermented it in the oak vats they bought from Vega Sicilia to use in the new winery, where it macerated for two months and then matured in used barrels for nine to 10 months. The secret is to use very good grapes from very good vineyards. The wine is clean, precise and fresh, and the oak is super-subtle, almost unnoticeable. The palate reflects a fluid wine of pleasure, a red of thirst. This is the wine where they have invested more, and 2018 has to be the finest vintage to date. It was bottled in October/November 2019. Rating: 93+

Wines & Spirits (W&S) : 90 Points (2018)
Fermented in whole bunches in open-top oak vats, this ages in a mix of foudres, barriques and cement. It starts off green, then develops some plummy notes to fill out its silken texture and gamey scents. For roast goat.

Decanter (DCT) : 93 Points (2017)
A field blend of Mencia, Alicante Bouschet, Pan y Carne and some white varieties, fermented with natural yeast in old oak tanks using 100% stems and no temperature control. It undergoes malo in tank and then spends one year in old barrels. There's no remontage or pigeage, and he works without sulphites. This has bright, fresh blueberry and cranberry fruit with a rasp of tannin and a savoury, saline sign-off. Drinking Window 2020 - 2024.

Wine Spectator (WS) : 91 Points (2015)
Smoke, forest floor and mineral notes mingle in this savory red. Lively acidity and light, firm tannins give grip to the polished texture. Cherry and floral accents sing through the finish. Energetic. Drink now through 2023.

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