Bodegas y Vinedos Raul Perez, Ultreia Saint Jacques Bierzo 2017Regular price $20.00 Save $-20.00
In the world of minimal-intervention wines, Raul Perez is a kind of monk. Winnowing his vineyard with ascetic care and love, he is fond of saying that he watches the birds over his vines while selecting which to harvest, since the birds “know which grapes are tastier.” Ultreia, an ancient greeting, means “We go on” and what a perfect name for this wine grower whose beard is as long as his experience making incredible wine, who seems to have perfected the complicated art of constantly moving forward without ever leaving any place he has stood. The 2017 Ultreia Saint Jacques is a field blend of Bierzo’s famed Mencia, Alicante Bousquet and a variety of white grapes, fermented with stems and with no added sulphites. Blue and red fruits abound with a little velvety tannin and herbal flutter on the finish.