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Altos de Losada Mencia, Bierzo, Spain 2017

Bierzo, Spain

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Tasting Notes

Intensity and energy, with meaty, toasty and earthy notes framing black cherry, plum, liquorice and mineral flavours. This wine beautifully demonstrates the potential of old vine Mencía.

Food Matches

Barbecue, Hard Cheese & Mushroom Risotto

Wine Profile

Wine Type Red Wine

Vintage 2017

Style Medium Bodied Reds

Country Spain

Region Bierzo

Grower Name Losada Vinos de Finca

Grape Variety Mencia

ABV 14.50%

Closure Natural Cork

Bottle Size 75cl

Allergens Sulphites

Method Vegan

SKU LOSADAALTOS17

Grower

Losada Vinos de Finca

Losada Vinos de Finca

Losada is amongst the top estates in Bierzo, north-western Spain. Bierzo is famous for producing some of Spain’s most elegant and complex reds from the native Mencía grape variety, and Losada is one of the greatest exponents of the style. Led since 2005 by winemaker Amancio Fernández Gómez, the estate comprises old vineyards in Valtuille, Pieros and… Read More

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Region

Bierzo

Bierzo is a Spanish DO located in northwest Spain, in the province of Leon. It is a relatively small DO, with less than 3,000 hectares of vines, and around 70 different wineries.Bierzo's climate is particularly well-suited to viticulture, with high levels of sunshine and low altitude, which helps to prevent frost and means Bierzo's harvest is usually around a month… Read More

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Grape

Mencia

Mencia

Mencia is a Spanish red grape grown across Galicia in the DOs of Bierzo, Valdeorras, and Ribeira Sacra. The recent rediscovery of old vines on deep schist soils has propelled the grape to the forefront of modern Spanish winemaking. It produces deeply coloured wines of moderate weight, where the minimal application allows the dark fruit flavour profile of blackberry,… Read More

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