The surprising fruitiness of a Mencía aged 4 months in oak barrels.
Perfect fruity balance with a good backbone of oak tannins. The ideal all-purpose wine for your cellar!
GRAPE VARIETY:100% Mencía
Mencía is our indigenous red grape in Bierzo. Among its main characteristics, we may highlight herbal and floral notes that sometimes combine with intense fruity aromas and/or complex mineral hints. You may enjoy these different nuances in our varied range of wines. For further details, please click on the icon.
AGE OF THE VINEYARD: 65 - 85 years old bush vines.
SOILS: Slopes with clay and slate.
To get more details on the vineyards and the different types of soils in Bierzo, please click on the icon.
ALTITUDE: 450 - 600 metres.
In Bierzo, the altitude is one of the key factors that defines the characteristics of our grape varieties (the different types of soils are another important factor). Bierzo is a main valley with lateral valleys that offer an incredible diversity of conditions influencing the same grape varieties. A natural wealth that may produce from floral wines up to more complex and mineral ones.
As we harvest old and ancient vineyards (bush vines), there is no possibility to mechanize harvest and therefore all our grapes are hand-picked, which is also a perfect way to guarantee the highest quality. Please click on the icon to get harvest reports.
Prefermentative cold maceration during 3-5 days. Alcoholic fermentation in concrete tanks for 20 days and another 8 days for the malolactic fermentation.
AGEING:4 months in French oak barrels.
Cherry-red colour with deep purple glints. Ripe red and black fruit aromas together with mineral hints and floral notes. Round, velvety and meaty. Pleasant finish with earthy notes reminiscent of its terroir.