Vinos Valtuille is a small family winery and Marcos García Alba one of thegrowers and winemakers of latest generation from El Bierzo, who took thechallenge in early 2000, of making quality wine, making a big investment in facilities and technical resources.
Meticulous self-taught person, he takes care of the vineyard as always has beendone in Valtuille de Abajo, where he has its centenary vines. The 11 hectares planted by his grand father are enough for his aspirations. He has several plots spread out Valtuille de Abajo. He makes wines only from his own grapes and he defends the idea of small winery as a means of product quality.
Marcos is in charge of the vines and the winemaking but in the winemaking heis advised by his friend the famous winemaker Raúl Perez. They have beenneighbours all their lives in Valtuille de Abajo where they have grown up together.
His youngest vines are 50 years old and he currently makes about 60.000 littersof red wine with appellation of origin Bierzo. His brand is Pago de Valdonejeand he makes 40.000 bottles per year of his unoaked wine and the years that heconsiders the grapes are wonderful, he makes 6000 bottles of an special winenamed PV Viñas Viejas.
Tasting: A light bodied wine but as you’d expect from Bierzo Mencía, it has more breadth and ripeness than its Galician version. Earthy black fruit intermingles with smoke, balsamic notes, and ripe red berries.
Tasting: From the single 90 year old vineyard of El Valao, this sumptuous wine has aromas of red and black wildberries, the silkily textured palate has notes of blackberries, mulberry, liquorice and smoke.
Tasting: Outstanding Godello from a region where reds made from Mencía get most of the attention! The nose shows balsamic notes with white flowers and citrus, a palate of crunchy acidity is complemented by very expressive grapefruit, white melon, wet stone and fennel.
Tasting: Mencía, the star of light red varieties in northwest Spain makes wines with a little more richness and ripeness in Bierzo, thanks to its specific microclimate. This absolute banger of a wine comes from vineyards over 100 years of age, incredibly aromatic on the nose, earthy spices mingle with blackberries, violets and sweet tar.