Bodegas Y Vinedos Raul Perez

Raúl Pérez makes wine in several different regions of Spain's northwest, but he makes his home (and some of his finest wines) in Bierzo. The wines in the Ultreia series follow the Burgundy model: a pair of entry-level "village" wines from multiple sites and then a collection of single-vineyard expressions. The majority of these vineyards are located in the village of Valtuille de Abajo, where the Pérez family has lived and worked for generations.

Also included under the Bodegas y Viñedos Raúl Pérez label are some wines from outside of Bierzo. His two most coveted (and limited) red wines, El Pecado and La Penitencia, hail from the Amandi zone of the Ribeira Sacra D.O. There are also two wines that correspond to the Tierra de León D.O., a white from the Albarín grape (not Albariño) and a red from Prieto Picudo.

The final wine in this collection is Sketch Albariño, undoubtedly Raúl's most famous bottling. Contrary to popular belief and, indeed, some reports in major media outlets, this wine is not aged underwater. It is, however, one of the finest white wines produced in Spain, and demand for it always outpaces supply.

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Raul Perez St Jacques 'Ultreia' Mencia 2017
93  Decanter 
Wine Advocate 93 "The clean, floral and 2017 Ultreia Saint Jacques comes mostly from old vineyards from different soils in Valtuille and Villadecanes fermented in stainless steel and oak vats with part of full clusters and matured in used barriques for one year. It's produced in a fresh and very
Item Number: 31962
Case: $203.40

Raul Perez St Jacques 'Ultreia' Mencia 2016
90  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 90 "This plump red shows good depth, with ripe flavors of black cherry and red plum supported by vanilla and licorice notes in a plush texture. Well-integrated tannins and fresh acidity keep this balanced, in a fruit-forward style. Drink now through 2022. 3,000 cases made.—Thomas

Raul Perez St Jacques 'Ultreia' Mencia 2015
93  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 93 "The 2015 Ultreia St Jacques is the entry-level red for the Ultreia range and is amazingly good for the price. Produced from old vines, this is a serious wine, with juicy fruit, a fine palate and good freshness for the conditions of the year. They have included new vineyards that

Bodegas y Vinedos Raul Perez Muti Ciano 2009
93  Wine Advocate 
Wine advocate 93 "The 2009 Muti Caino (100%) of which one barrel was produced. Despite the scarcity, it is so singular that it merits a note. The nearly extinct Caino grape is characterized as light in color, low in alcohol, and high in acidity. The wine was aged for 12 months in 5-year-old French