Corral del Obispo, “the holy wine” from Bierzo.

Red wine 100% produced from the native Mencía variety, the Atlantic influence on the almost century-old vineyards in the county of Bierzo gives this strong wine a ruddy body with great personality. Aromatic and pleasant as a whole, the fruity, flavoursome presence results in expressive notes of liquorice and has a finish that does not linger, but leaves a memento full of flavour.

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This wine is a varietal Mencia (100%) from own vineyards aged between 60 and 90 years, planted on soil composed of mixtures of fine elements, quartzite and slate, with low lime content. As for the development it is carried out both wood and fermentation in stainless steel and finally Corral del Obispo aged in fine French oak barrels for a period of 4 months.

Intense cherry color with violet edges. Very bright. marked tear. In nose is  very expressive and intense, with fresh red fruit, somewhat acidic, with lots of raspberry and currants, violets accompanied by vivid and subtle notes of wood, with a greater presence of vanilla and roasted licorice. Great balsamic background. This Bierzo wine presents powerful, very tasty. Step fresh and light, with lots of juicy fruit and much balsamic on a surprising minerality. Polished tannins but something present. Acidity alive. Very balanced. right end that invites more.

After years of travelling though countless wine-producing regions and with a great deal of experience in the world of producing and marketing wines, the Barrero brothers –Luis and Carlos– created the Viñedos Singulares (Singular Wines) project, based in the city of Barcelona and on the pleasure those involved take in wine.

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Near Ponferrada, the path of Viñedos Singulares crosses that of travellers on another path, the Way of Santiago. Some of them carry a wineskin filled a red wine that is said to be magical, known as “the holy wine”. It is true that nobody knows it, but after tasting it, nobody could ever forget the taste of that fantastic wine with Atlantic notes. However, when asked, everyone agrees. They mention a hostel and farm near Villafranca del Bierzo where the landlady offers wine and eggs to pilgrims in return for a promise: that when they reach Santiago, they also offer a share to James the Apostle. The pilgrims continue along their path, but Luis and Carlos decide to visit the hostel, simply because they think that some heavenly things deserve to be known on earth.

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