JOSE GARCIA Unculin Tinto Mencia
Bright cherry red in the glass, this Mencia possesses aromas of wild raspberries and black fruit with a-subtle note of violet. A slightly meaty note on the palate combined with a mineral component lends complexity, and is most enjoyable.
2,500 cases produced
AB CSPC +790870
BC CSPC +126689
Region: Bierzo, Spain
Varietal: 100% Mencia
Suggested Retail Price $25
Mencia / men THEE ah/
Mencía (“Men-thee-ah”) is a medium-bodied red wine grape that produces high quality wines with floral and red fruit flavors. If you’ve never heard of it, it’s not surprising, Mencía only grows in Spain and Portugal on the Iberian peninsula. What makes Mencía special is it has shown the ability to age like other fine wines and it offers rich aromas in the glass. If you love Pinot Noir and other aromatic reds (like Gamay or Schiava), then Mencía is something worth investigating.
Soil: 70% clay with some sand and rocks
Altitude: 525-650 m
Winemaking: 80% de-stemmed, fermented in stainless steel with a maceration of 25-30 days. spontaneous fermentation and malolactic fermentation is also spontaneous after the grapes are pressed. Wine sits for 4 months on the lees.
Production: 2,916 cases