César Márquez Pico Ferreira Red 2020

31,90 €

Pico Ferreira is a wine from a parcel located in a place that does justice to its name. This wine, as the producer's other wines, aims to represent the place intervening as little as possible in it, respecting the traditional winemaking methods.
Complex, elegant and fresh wine, the aromas of ripe red fruits with very subtle toasted notes stand out. In the mouth you can feel the mineral notes, it is complex, elegant, with fine tannins and long finish.

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Producer Producer and Winemaker: César Márquez Pérez
Foreign Region Country: Spain
Region: Castilla y León
D.O. Bierzo
Grapes Mencia (85%), Alicante Bouschet (10%), white grapes and other varieties (5%)
The vineyard contemplates a mixture of up to 12 varieties.
Soil A slate soil has given this wine a peculiar note, differentiating it from the rest; This is because each of the parcel wines comes from different locations and soils, giving each of them unique characteristics.
On the plot we find century-old vines with a mix of up to 12 grape varieties, although there are only one or two plants of many of them.
Area of the plot: 0,3 hectares.
Soil: slate.
Vineyards altitude: 710 meters.
Age of vineyards: more than 100 years.
Winemaking The winemaking process begins with the grapes harvested by hand and left to ferment in open vats for 24 days, with 30% of the grapes being whole.
The grapes are gently trodden with the feet so that part of the grapes remain whole during fermentation, which is carried out spontaneously by the yeast itself without the addition of any other yeast.
Maceration was carried out for 24 days, during which time the work consisted of sinking the cap a little each day with the hands, without breaking it. After bleeding and pressing, the wine was decanted for 7 days. The wine was then put into 500 and 600 litre barrels and left to stand for 1 year.
Aging 12 months in French oak barrels of 500 and 600 liters.
Capacity 750 ml
Volume Alcohol by Volume: 12,5%
Temperature 16ºC - 18ºC
Harmonizations Duck, white roasted meat, poultry. pork stew and soft cheeses.
Wine's Awards 96 Points - Robert Parker

César Marquez has his roots in the Bierzo region. He decided to start his promising career as a vigneron after working for seven years alongside his uncle, Raúl Perz, in the Castro Ventosa winery to show his Burgundian identity and style, producing high-quality wines. He carries the knowledge of a family tradition in wine production and wine culture. His heritage is respect for the relationship between nature and vine and viticulture and oenology. Its wines reflect the identity of the Bierzo, particularly of Valtuille. Most vineyards are old vines planted in soils dominated by slate and clay. Their wines ferment spontaneously in wooden vats.

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Gil C. published the 04/08/2022 following an order made on 28/07/2022


A colheita de 2020 foi muito destacada em Espanha, e justifica-se! Vinho muito fresco e elegante, dos melhores Mencias/ Jaen do mercado.

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