The wines of Bierzo are hugely popular throughout Spain, but are rarely seen in the UK. Which is why El Valin is such a rare treat – a lusciously rich and deeply black fruited red made by Ricardo Palacios, a champion of Bierzo wines.
Mencía is the region’s signature grape, which produces glorious wines like this that are full of flavour, yet silky and smooth
Winemaker Richardo Pérez Palacios has raised the profile of Bierzo to new heights after founding the Consejo Regulador – an organisation committed to improving winemaking standards with superb reds like El Valin
”I have loved the Mencía grape ever since I first tasted it and Ricardo Palacios could be credited with revitalising the Bierzo region.” Jancis Robinson, Master of Wine
Tasting note:An expressive, deep wine with black cherry and bramble fruits. Rich on the palate with soft tannins and a dark chocolate finish. Fantastically fresh and juicy. Serve with lamb, bean stew or Manchego cheese.
Averys began in 1793 and over the years, the family has built its reputation as one of the UK's most pioneering wine merchants. Today, it is 5th generation Mimi Avery introducing a new generation of wine lovers to Averys. At the heart of what we do - and have done for over 225 years - is share our passion for wine. We love discovering wines with a story to tell – whether for everyday drinking or fine wines for the cellar. So, if you're looking for 'real' wines, full of character and flavour, then welcome to Averys.