Prieto Picudo 2020, Raúl Pérez
The grapes for this wine are from 60-100 year old vines. Most of the vineyards use traditional bush trained, low lying vines. All the grapes are destemed and fermented with native yeasts in 5,000 l old wood vats. The wines stays with the skins for about 55 days and then pressed. The wine is aged in the large wood vats for around 1 year. 100% Prieto Picudo displaying wonderful freshness that compliments the blue and black berry body. This medium-bodied red is soft and inviting.
In 1995, Eugenio Gonzalez and Raul Perez began a journey together to learn more about Prieto Picudo and Albarin and how to make wines from these grapes in Leon. After about 10 years of experimentation, they began to build Bodegas Margon in 2006. In 2006 and 2007 they purchased 75 plots, totaling 19 hectares of vineyards with vines aged from 90 to over 100 years of age in the area of Pajares de los Oteros south and west of Leon city.