Bodegas y Vinedos Raul Perez, Ultreia Bierzo 2016Regular price $33.00 Save $-33.00
Luis Gutiérrez, famed wine Critic in Spain, says of him that “Raúl is a free spirit, he does and doesn’t do, he goes from place to place, he doesn’t stop inventing, he doesn’t stop creating, he doesn’t stop tasting, he changes and changes again and again…”
The living legend that is Raúl Pérez hails from the northwestern corner of Spain in the small region of Bierzo, and this is where is has chosen to center his first personal project after many, many collaborations. The project, Ultreia, takes its name from a greeting that pilgrims used as they passed through the area on the Camino del Santiago - it means “we go further” and signifies the ever-evolving nature of Raúl’s winemaking philosophy. He champions local grapes, and the farmers that grow them. He values a natural process in making wine, allowing the earth, sun, and vines lead the way.
Based on the local Mencia grape, this wine is ethereal and elegant. Grab a bottle and drink now, or better yet, get a couple and stow some away to enjoy in a few years