Raul Perez "Arrotos del Pendon" Leon Rosado 2022
100% Prieto Picudo • sourced from very old vines on stony clay on the very high-altitude (800-900m ASL) plateau outside of León • macerated for two days on the skins before bleeding off • fermented with indigenous yeasts in tank • raised on the fine lees in tank for four months
Raúl Pérez Pereira is universally considered to be one of the world’s most visionary winemakers. Since he produced his first vintage for his family’s winery in 1994 at the age 22, he has been in the forefront of the conversation about what has been called “The New Spain”. In 2005, he left his family business to strike out on his own, creating Bodegas y Viñedos Raúl Pérez, which quickly became the point of reference for the Bierzo appellation. In the intervening years, he has expanded his sphere of activity to include the appellations of Rías Baixas, Ribeira Sacra and Tierra de León, but his heart and his home remain in Valtuille de Abajo, the village in Bierzo where his family has been tending vines for well over 300 years.