2017 Algueira Mencia Joven

Algueira |Mencia
Juicy, early-drinking Mencia from Algueira's younger estate vines.

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Fernando Gonzalez Riveiro and his wife Ana Pérez have tended their incredible terraced vineyard on the steep slopes of the River Sil for over three decades.

These vines lining the river create some of the most breathtaking 'vinescapes' in the world. It's perilous terrain to farm, but the resulting wines are well and truly worth it. This is their lighter, younger expression of Mencia (their only red variety). It's produced with no oak and released as early as possible to showcase the beguiling floral 'Pinot-esque' characters that the very best examples of this variety display.

There's a transparency and elegance to this red. It has a raw energy and a mineral aspect that makes it compelling from the first glass to last.

Very little of Fernando's wine hit Australian shores as they are highly sought-after by 'those in the know' across Spain and greater Europe. And it's no wonder. These are very special wines from one of the most interesting sub-regions of Spain.

Grapes: Mencia 100%

Vintage: 2018

Soils: Schist slates

Orientation: South

Climate: Mediterranean microclimate with Atlantic influence

Elaboration: Destemmed and pressed grape, with fermentation posterior in stainless steel tanks.

It is the reference with more production of the winery. It is made with almost 100% Mencía destemmed, but not crushed and fermented after a short pre-fermentative cold maceration. Cherry red and medium layer is a limpid and bright wine. On the nose, once the reductive notes typical of the variety disappear, there is an explosion of red fruit (raspberry, cherry ...) and black berries (mora), which together with the combined lactic notes remind us of trinkets (strawberry lollipops). Very present mineral notes (graphite). The attack on the palate is fresh, but as it runs through the mouth we find an enveloping, sweet wine that reflects the good relationship between alcohol and glycerin.

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