Region: Bierzo, Spain
Soil: Sandy Clay
Winemaking: Manual harvesting with destemming. Naturally ferment in 500L French oak barrels without batonage or temperature control. 11 months barrel aging without filtering or stabilizing.
Annual Production: 1,780 Bottles
La Salvacion is a Godello harvested from centenary strains that has grown between strains of mencia. The small bunches of such centenary Godello can mature 15 days before those of 30 years, which promote it’s distinction. The grapes are harvested from three different plots: Villafranca (550m), San Clemente (650m) and Arganza (710m), which give more freshness to the wines.
Subtle nose of wildflower with a touch of oxidation notes, bready, toasty and mash mellow. Round and smooth on palate, pineapple, lemon zest with a long mineral finish.
César Márquez Bodegas y Viñedos is César Márquez Pérez's own project range. If you are Bierzo's wine enthusiast, you must heard of the Pérez family, from the family's estate Castro Ventosa to Ultreia, by his uncle Raúl Pérez, the Wizard of Mencia. After working with his uncle for years, César started his own project in 2015, in searching for his own path on the burgundy-inspired terrior driven style, presented with a twist by the Mencia grape.
The project ranges from regional wine, village wine to several unique single vineyard sites. All of the grapes are sourced from more than 100 years old vines. Wines are vinified naturally with no temperature control and filtration. For the white, the grapes are destemmed and fermented in 500L French oak barrels without batonage; for the reds, grapes are fermented in open containers with certain percentage of whole bunches, some of the cuvees are macerated for up to 60 days, depending on the soil composition. The resulting wines are refined and elegant with a reflection to it's terroir.