Mengoba Mencía de Espanillo 2015
24.80€ (Inc. VAT bot. 75 cl.)
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2015 Mencía de Espanillo is, as in the previous vintage, a blend with some 15% Garnacha Tintorera (and a pinch of white Godello), sourced from ancient vineyards planted on slate soils at 700 meters altitude in the village of Espanillo. It fermented with part of full clusters in a 5,000-liter oak vat and transferred to a 2,500-liter foudre for malolactic fermentation and 11 months élevage. It's a serious Bierzo, a little closed at first, slowly developing some earthy aromas and notes of ripe fruit following the character of the year but still within the elegant and balanced style that is its hallmark. The tannins and texture show the wide minerality provided by the slate soils, very tasty flavors and good persistence. 3,300 bottles were filled in November 2016.
Between 14ºC and 16ºC
Alcoholic and malolactic fermentation in foudres (large tun) of 2500 litres. Aged for 11 months in barrels.
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