Bodegas Avancia Cuvee De O Mencia 2021
Bodegas Avancia Cuvee De O Mencia 2021Regular price Regular Price: $26.99 Sale price
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Hints of spice and medicinal herb lace the plum cake and dried fig flavors of this round, medium-bodied red, featuring lightly juicy acidity and a lingering touch of anise on the finish. Beautifully floral. Towns of O Barco and Villamartín de Valdeorras, in the Valley of Valdeorras, Province of Ourense, in the Northeast of the D.O.
Cesar Marquez Perez La Salvacion Godello 2021
Cesar Marquez Perez La Salvacion Godello 2021Regular price Regular Price: $33.99 Sale price
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The spectacular white Godello 2021 La Salvación was produced with grapes from a one-hectare centenary plot in Arganza, the northernmost and cooler village in Bierzo, a plot that was regrafted from Mencía some 17 years ago. The destemmed grapes were pressed in a pneumatic press, and the juice fermented in 500-liter oak barrels after setting for 24 hours. It matured in those barrels for one year, with the lees but without bâtonnage. It has 12.56% alcohol and very good freshness and acidity, consistent with a cold year, with an expressive nose of dry flowers and pollen, aromatic and showy, open and clean, very precise and pure. It has less alcohol than the previous year, with a super fresh palate. 5,200 bottles were filled in August 2022.
A star is rising in Bierzo! César Marquez Pérez hails from a family with deep roots in the Bierzo wine region. Historical deeds in the town of Valtuille de Abajo date the ancestral origin of the family in this region to 1752. Cesar’s focus is mainly on micro-vinifications of old-vine Godello and Mencía from parajes (small plots). These parajes yield widely differing characteristics depending on their soil composition (mixtures of sand, clay, decomposed granite and stone) and the orientation and slope of the vineyards. Ultimately, Cesar envisions making single-parcel vinifications and is laying the foundation to map this region in a manner parallel to the Cru appellations of the world.
Descendientes Palacios Petalos Mencia Bierzo 2021
Descendientes Palacios Petalos Mencia Bierzo 2021Regular price Regular Price: $25.99 Sale price
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93 points Wine Advocate
2021 is clearly the finest vintage of the trio of 2020, 2021 and 2022, and the bottled 2021 Pétalos delivers what the unbottled samples promised: a wine with lower alcohol than ever (13.5%), lighter, a little narrower but with the juiciness of Mencía that seems to come back after some time in bottle. It has lots of notes of aromatic herbs, with some similar aromas to the La Faraona. It's quite expressive and showy, very pleasant and easy to drink, very gourmand, with a velvety mouthfeel and very fine tannins. 320,000 bottles and 2,567 magnums produced. It was bottled between November 2022 and March 2023. Approachable now, very hedonistic
Guimaro Mencia Ribeira Sacra 2022
Guimaro Mencia Ribeira Sacra 2022Regular price Regular Price: $22.99 Sale price
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Mostly Mencía with small amounts (<15%) of other traditional local varieties like Brancellao, Caiño, Marenzao, etc.From a mix of older vineyards around Amandi that are planted on slate soils.The grapes were harvested by hand and fermented in stainless steel tank with native yeasts. The wine rests in the same vessel for 8 months on the lees, then is bottled. No fining, light mechanical filtration, and small sulfur addition at bottling. A vibrant, lush red that displays the full charm of Mencia.
Raul Perez La Vizcaina de La Vitoriana Bierzo Tinto 2020
Raul Perez La Vizcaina de La Vitoriana Bierzo Tinto 2020Regular price Regular Price: $42.99 Sale price
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The 2020 La Vizcaína La Vitoriana matured mostly in a troncoconic oak foudre and had a very short time in barrel. This wine has more Alicante Bouschet in the blend than others, and they didn't include the white grapes in the vineyard. But against all logic, the wine has more finesse than the 2019.