La Senda 1.9.8.4 Mencia

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Origin: la Tierra de Castilla, Bierzo, Spain
Varietal: 100% mencia 

minimal sulphites added
ancient vines

Producer's Notes: Sourced from 3 old-vine Mencia vineyards in the hills of Priaranza del Bierzo, in the southwest part of the appellation. The vines are 70-90 years old and planted on clay soils over slate at 650 meters elevation, some of the highest vineyards in Bierzo. The grapes are partially destemmed, macerated for a week in 3 large oak casks. The wine is then transferred to small barrels to finish fermentation, then aged for 8 months. The finished wine is bottled without fining, filtration and only minimal SO2 addition. Crushed cherries, orange zest, lavender, and incense, with an iron-like structure and mouth-watering acidity.