Cesar Marquez
Pico Ferreira2018
Castilla y LeonSpain

£34.00

Cesar Marquez, Pico Ferreira, 2018

Cesar Marquez
Pico Ferreira2018
Castilla y LeonSpain

£34.00

Grapes come from a small single parcel on rocky slate, the wine is elegant and complex, with warm spice and red pimiento balancing floral and charcoal notes. Mencía is the star of the Bierzo region: it offers fascinating wines across a spectrum of styles from easy drinking with supple tannins and succulent fruit; to concentrated, powerful styles with an exotic earthiness, smooth tannins and a reflection of the minerally-rich Bierzo terroir.

About Cesar Marquez

César Márquez has deep roots in the Bierzo region. His introduction to winemaking was in his family winery Castro Ventosa, and he spent time in Mendoza. Now for his own project he is exploring the possibilities of a Burgundy-inspired classification system in Bierzo. He works a number of parcels of old bush vines around Valtuille de Abajo.

His winemaking is low-touch, aiming to express the origin of the grapes over the process. The results are stunning for such a young project, his fresh, expressive Mencías and a characterful Godellos are catching the eye of wine writers and critics - snap some up while you can!