2021 Valdesil Valderroa Mencía

2021 Valdesil Valderroa Mencía


Valdeorras, Spain

Best known as a white-wine grower, Valdesil also makes a little Mencía of terrific quality. The fruit for this wine-bar classic comes from old bush vines planted between 500 and 550 metres up on south-facing, slate-rich slopes in the mountainous eastern limits of Valdeorras. The grapes are hand-harvested and fermented with indigenous yeasts in temperature-controlled stainless-steel tanks.

The rocky soils, high altitude and cool Atlantic weather help sculpt a lifted, racy, tangy, cherry-scented Galician red. It has floral and spice notes as well as a plush, silky texture and racy acidity. It’s a joy to drink and built to wash down a variety of foods. If slate rocks your world, then this is for you!

The rocky soils, high altitude and cold Atlantic weather patterns have helped sculpt a lifted, racy, tangy Galician red with stunning blue fruits, spice and drive. It’s a bright and juicy berry scented red, with some peony floral and warm baking spice notes, wet-steel minerality, lithe tannins and a spotless, refreshing finish. Try stopping at one glass.

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