VENTA LA VEGA
ALMANSA - SPAIN
“Of all the producers in Bierzo, Perez has the deepest roots (and the longest and most flourishing beard in the wine world). He still fits on this ‘one to watch’ list due to his astonishing diversity. If there’s anything interesting happening in northwest Spain then it’s very possible he’s involved…” - Sarah Jane Evans MW, Decanter, September 2016
The 225 hectares of organic vineyards located at the foothills of the legendary mountains of Almansa known as El Mugrón are the largest single planting of the Garnacha Tintorera variety in Europe. This privileged location has abundant water and excellent soil, with a natural micro-climate that guarantees suitable conditions for organic production of the singular wines that collectively became Bodegas Venta la Vega Territorio Ecologico in 2017. The estate where Bodegas Venta la Vega is located includes more than 850 hectares of organic farm land in the mountainous limestone area of Almansa. Altitudes of 1200 metres encourage the creation of distinct, natural micro-climates that enable the land to be farmed using techniques that do not involve any chemical treatments or additives.
Garnacha Tintorera is the main protagonist of Venta la Vega Territorio Ecológico, which finds its greatest expression in 'Ternario', a limited collection of three progressively more evolved organic wines that are all based on the essence of this native variety that is widely appreciated today. This is a personal project of the renowned oenologist from the Bierzo region, Raúl Pérez, one of the leading figures in the new and radical oenological movement in Spain.
Venta La Vega ‘Aldea’ Grenache-Syrah 2016
Certified organic and exceptional packaged, this are Raul’s most accessibly priced wine to date. Garnacha with a small addition of Syrah, aged three months in old oak. Vibrant, lifted fruit character and impeccable balance of acid and fruit intensity. Elegant, fresh, new wave Grenache at it’s best.
Venta La Vega ‘Ternario 1’ 2016
Harvested by hand in boxes during the first weeks of September. Spontaneous fermentation and ageing in concrete tanks for almost 8 months. Final smoothing in small French oak casks for 6 months. Intense fresh fruity aroma with slight smoky and mineral touches. Flavours of ripe fruit. Mediterranean deep forest spices and blackberries. Sweet with well-structured tannins. Fresh acidity and tasty fruitiness. Hints of black liquorice, graphite and spices.
Venta La Vega ‘Ternario 2’ 2016
Harvested by hand in boxes during the first weeks of September. Wild fermentation and minimal handling. Ageing in neutral small format French oak casks for 10 months. High-layered cherry red colour. Intense and fruity on the nose, with red fruit and blackcurrant highlights. Well-integrated wood, placing the variety at centre-stage, with balsamic and mineral notes. Elegant and well-balanced in the mouth, with a long and fresh finish that expresses the quintessence of the variety.