This varietal Mencía was grown on fifty-year-old vines in decomposed slate and granite soils. The wine fermented with ambient yeast and was aged for five months in oak barrels.
It’s a friendly wine, a little black-peppery but its soft raspberry and cherry fruit drive the style. The tannins are very modest although the oak feels appropriate. While I’d appreciate a little more nerve and acid the pepper kicks in again at the end, underscoring its suede-like tannins.
Good for snacks.
12.5% abv | $19 (sample) Imported by Grapes of Spain, Inc.