This is Raúl Pérez’s personal project, based in the hills surrounding Valtuille de Abajo, the town where he was born. La del Vivo comes from two plots, the vines planted between 1925 and 1940, focused on godello and doña blanca. The wine offers hints of almonds, but what predominates are flavors of pineapple and ripe peach, united by fresh acidity. More subtle touches of oxidation bring complexity. Delicious now, this wine needs two or three years to show everything it has to offer.
94 Pts Wine & Spirits