2014 Adrás Mencía Ribeira Sacra

Fruity, not too serious, good for tapas

2014 Adrás Mencía Ribeira Sacra DO

This varietal Mencía was grown on fifty-year-old vines in decomposed slate and granite soils. The wine fermented with ambient yeast and was aged for five months in oak barrels.

It’s a friendly wine, a little black-peppery but its soft raspberry and cherry fruit drive the style. The tannins are very modest although the oak feels appropriate. While I’d appreciate a little more nerve and acid the pepper kicks in again at the end, underscoring its suede-like tannins.

Good for snacks.

12.5% abv | $19 (sample) Imported by Grapes of Spain, Inc.

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