Cantariña 5 Valdeobispo 2018

Valdeobispo is a plot of almost 5 hectares close to Villafranca, on an historical privileged location for vine farming. Planted in 1910 it is no doubt one of the grand crús in Bierzo that we hope to have honoured with this our Cantariña 5. Splitted in two, the lower part is planted with mencía and the upper part with white grapes. Very old vines on a vineyard toughened by slope and passage of time producing low yiel and great aromatic concentration. We are obliged to farm it organically and sustainably, fostering biodiversity and balance among its living beings. Many stories live behind Valdeobispo… mortgaged to pay for college studies, hiding an entire house with three lagares and a well behind its growing beirones (bushes circling the limits of the state), and it gave name to the first high quality bottled wine in Bierzo among more than 40 hectáreas of different locations. Today its name represents its plot and claims back its past grandeur.

  • Technical information
    • Sites: Valdeobispo, Villafranca del Bierzo
    • 100% Mencía
    • Soil: Clay and sand with limestone and rolling stones
    • Altitude: 550 m.
    • 12 months in used 225 litres French oak casks
    • alc. by Vol: 14º
    • 4,000 bottles and 300 magnum
    • 93 Robert Parker points

Tasting Notes

Very dark purple colour, it gives red and black fruits in the nose, raspberries, cherries and plums. In the mouth it is very wide and silky, keeps its perfume filling up the palate with fruity aromas a fruta and the elegance of mencía in Bierzo. It is an expression of century old vines of mencía in Bierzo representing the variety and the terroir. A true heir of past times.