Vinos del Paseante - La Escucha

Mencía
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An owl is waiting in a solitary chestnut tree. The Bierzo region is veiled in mist. On steep, dark slate hills the vines receive intimate, pains taking cultivation. Wisdom able to preserve the magic of the Mencía wines. The Bierzo region is in a natural setting of great beauty, namely Hoya Berciana, the depression in the mountains encircling El Bierzo from which the only natural exit in the direction of Galicia is the course ofthe River Sil. Old vines grow in this rugged terrain, a landscape marked by its slate slopes.

A versatile wine, it pairs perfectly with many dishes: barbecued meat, stews, game, mushrooms, smoked or dried meat, sheep’s cheese, sautéed vegetables, etc.
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Cherry-coloured wine with amethyst highlights.

Nose

Intense primary aromas of blackberry, plum compote, a delicate touch of mineral and black liquorice against perfectly integrated notes of toasted wood.

Palate

In the mouth it reveals excellent balance, pleasing freshness, with lively, silky tannins giving way to a pleasing aromatic fruity, spicy after taste.

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Varieties and Analysis

Mencía

Varietal

13.5%

Alcohol volume (%)

D.O. Bierzo

D.O.

Red wine

Product

Elaboration - Vinification

Winemaking process aimed at highlighting the extraordinary aroma of the Mencía grape.

After a winemaking process aimed at highlighting the extraordinary aroma of the Mencía grape, the wine is aged for some months in French and American oak barrels to acquire complexity and refine its palate.

Vineyard - Viticulture

The old vines grow on the steep slates lopes of the high ground of El Bierzo.

The old vines grow on the steep slates lopes of the high ground of El Bierzo, where the Mencía grape, generous in its aroma and of velvety body and pleasing freshness, expresses its maximum potential.

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