2018 Valdesil Valderroa Mencia

Galicia, Spain

Racy, joyful Mencia, with dark cherry and spice throughout. The Galician high country is a vinous land worth exploring.



About the Wine

Mencia has gained a lot more popularity here in Aus over the past few years, and it's fast become the most well-known Galician variety. If you want to try a shining example of why, look no further than this little number from Bodegas Valdesil.

The fruit for this wine hails from old vines in the mountains of Valdeorras - a little pocket of eastern Galicia - a place whose name translates to "Valley of Gold". The resultant wine is a delicate and joyful entry-level red, that still maintains its spice and drive.

It's bright and juicy, it's effortlessly easy to drink and it won't set you back too many dollarydoos. A winner of a Spanish red that will keep you topping up your glass.

About Bodegas Valdesil

Bodegas Valdesil is owned by the Prada family, whose ancestor is Jose Ramon Gayoso - the man responsible for planting the very first parcels of Godello in 1885. It started with the Pedrouzos vineyard, but Gayoso continued planting small parcels in and around the village of Portella.

As time passed, though, a lot of these vineyards were sold.- but in 2001, the Pradas started buying all of the sites back, and they've been successful in regaining ownership of them all.

While the majority of their vineyards are planted with Godello (and they make a fantastic one, at that), they also make small amounts of Mencia and other native red varietals.

Old Godello vines of Bodegas Valdesil
Old Godello vines of Bodegas Valdesil
Valdeorras, Spain
Additional Info

From the Importer

The fruit for this wine comes from old bush vines planted between 500 and 550 metres on the south-facing, slate-rich slopes around the village of O Moullón, in the mountainous eastern limits of Valdeorras. The grapes were hand-harvested and fermented in temperature-controlled stainless-steel tanks using indigenous yeasts. This entry-level red was aged in stainless steel for approximately eight months.

The rocky soils, high altitude and cold Atlantic weather patterns have helped sculpt a lifted, racy, tangy Galician red with stunning spice and drive. It's a bright and juicy cherry scented red, with some floral and spice notes, lithe powdery tannins and a spotless, refreshing finish.

Blend : Mencia (100%)
ABV : 12%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2025
Bottle Size : 750ml

The Prada family amongst the vines
The Prada family amongst the vines
Valdeorras, Spain

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