Jose Antonio García and his wife Julia Peña García (JAG) are at the forefront of the next generation of vignerons in Bierzo, leading the charge towards wines of place and definition. Their familial roots in Bierzo are fundamental to them, as they farm all of their own vineyards and do not buy grapes, performing all of the work in the vineyards themselves.
Bierzo has adopted a new quality-based classification system for its wines, closely following the Burgundian structure of regional, village, and single-vineyard wines (called Paraje in Bierzo). In the Vino de Villa classification system, 100% of the grapes must come from vineyards within the designated village, and yields must be at least 20% below the limit for D.O. Bierzo.
The Corullón Vino de Villa showcases the wilder and deeper character of the wines from the slate, quartzite, and limestone soils on the slopes of Corullón. It has fine minerality that makes it neatly textured and a structure that is well-suited to improvement in bottle.
"They have 18 plots in Corullón in different parts, and the 2021 Corullón Vino de Villa from old vines is a blend of different plots planted with a field blend of Mencía with some 15% other grapes. This is super floral, expressive and clean, with a sense of purity and harmony, relaxed, juicy and tasty. It has complexity and depth and a sense of subtle, fine minerality." 95 points, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Jose Antonio García Corullón Vino de Villa Bierzo