Castro Ventosa was founded by the Perez family in 1752 and the family owns the estate ever since.
The Perez family owns 75 hectares of Mencía vineyards in Bierzo making them the biggest owners of this varietal within the Bierzo D.O.
The Bierzo D.O. is located in the northwest of the Province of Castilla y León, just above Portugal.
Dark ruby-colored, it reveals an enticing perfume of baking spices, eucalyptus/pine notes, black cherry, and black raspberry. This leads to a smooth-textured, sweet, forward wine with no hard edges. Drink this lengthy effort over the next several years. It is a terrific introduction to the Mencia grape and the Bierzo region.