"You can get mixed up with
the names, but the content of the bottle of 2012 Ultreia de Valtuille quite
unique. It is a blend of Villegas and la del Vivo, a mixture of old vines with
mixed varieties, but Mencía-based, with an explosive nose that jumps from the
glass with a array of violets, cured meat, licorice and camphor followed by an
earthy undertone. The palate is medium-bodied, with a silky texture, compact
and balanced flavors that are harmonious and have good freshness through a long
finish. This is a superb example of what Bierzo can achieve. I also had a
preview of the 2013s from barrel and I'm really excited about it, because my
gut feeling was that the 2013 Ultreia de Valtuille which felt extremely
elegant, with very fine tannins and great acidity, extremely Burgundian, a step
up in complexity, elegance and subtleness, which should be bottled very soon
and could well be the best wine produced in the history of this young estate.
Keep tuned!" - Luis Gutierrez, Wine Advocate, 95 pts.