Vinos Valtuille Pago de Valdoneje ‘El Valao’ Mencia 2020
“A 100% Mencia all the way from Bierzo in Valtuille de Abajo. Intensely red and wonderfully fresh. A perfect summer red!”
The grapes were hand-harvested from 91-year-old vines on a single plot called ‘Al Valao’.
This wine is produced from 100% Mencia grapes which only grow in Spain and Portugal.
If you are a fan of lighter aromatic reds such as Pinot Noir and Gamay, then you should give authentic Mencia a try!
Fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks from which it was matured in French oak for 6 to 8 months.
Medium-bodied with beautiful floral, red fruit, and subtle mint on the palate. The nose is fresh with notes of toasted smoke.
Overall, the wine is incredibly well-structured with great depth and a persistent fruit-driven finish.