Parajes is a beautiful, Mencia dominant, regional blend full of pure fruit and minerality.
A wonderfully aromatic and mineral driven red from one of the most impressive young Spanish winemakers. Elegant, balanced and with great nerve. This is drinking wonderfully right now and will mature nicely over the coming years.
Wine: CÉSAR MÁRQUEZ Parajes de Bierzo 2018
Producer: Cesar Marquez
Region/Country: Bierzo, Spain
Grape/s: Mencia, Alicante Bouchet
Production Method: Organic farming. Wild fermentation in older oak fermenters before maturation in old oak barrels.
Style: Really aromatic and pure fruited with lovely balance of fruit weight and freshness.
Pairing Suggestion: Grilled meats, game, poultry, cheeses
One of a raft of outstanding young Spanish winemakers! His introduction to winemaking was via uncle Raul (Pérez). For his own project, started in 2015, he is exploring the possibilities of a Burgundy-inspired classification system in Bierzo. He works a number of parcels of over 100 year old bush vines around Valtuille de Abajo. His fresh, expressive Mencías show the promise of this grape in the right place and hands.