2019 Algueira Mencia Joven

Algueira |Ourense |Mencia
Brisk and vibrant Mencia, the main red grape of Galicia in the NW corner of Spain. So much crunchy minerality and life.

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Brisk and vibrant Mencia, the main red grape of Galicia in the NW corner of Spain. So much crunchy minerality and life.

Soils: Schist slates

Orientation: South

Climate: Mediterranean microclimate with Atlantic influence

Aging: No aging

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

Vol: 13%

It is the wine primarily produced in the winery. It is made with almost 100% Mencia destemmed, fermented after a short pre-fermentative cold maceration. Cherry red and medium layer, very clean 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 blackberries, which, together with the combined lactic notes, remind us of trinkets (strawberry lollipops). And with very present mineral notes (graphite). The attack on the palate is fresh, but as it runs through the mouth, we find an enveloping, warm wine that reflects the excellent relationship between acidity and glycerin.

90 Points - "The textbook varietal 2019 Mencía shows the rustic personality of the region through the grapes from different places. They were very happy with the conditions of the 2019 vintage, as it was warmer and drier than 2018, which meant healthier grapes. It has a moderate 13% alcohol and very good freshness for a grape that does not have very high acidity. It fermented with indigenous yeasts, with 15 to 20 days of maceration, and it was bottled unoaked. It's nicely textured, pleasant and juicy, not terribly complex but really pleasant. They have filled 17,280 bottles in two batches so far, but more will come to complete around 70,000 bottles."- Luis Gutierrez (Robert Parker Wine Advocate)

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