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Telmo Rodriguez Gaba Do Xil Mencia
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Telmo Rodriguez Gaba Do Xil Mencia 2017

Valdeorras, Galicia, SpainThe origin of viticulture in this region is as old as the Romans and probably older. Phylloxera wiped out some of the original vineyards, and it was these empty plots, abandoned for over a century, that attracted Telmo Rodriguez and friends to revive some of the best mencia sites in Valdeorras. For the aficionado, this mineral saturated mix of scrubby dried herbs and bright red, smoky, peppery fruit is heaven. Pure and authentic, this indigenous grape is wild fermented and aged 12 months in stainless steel tanks.Tasted: 13 June 2020Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices: BC 24.35 select private retailers AB 24.95 select private retailers MB 23.99 select private retailers ON 22.99 consignment - Lifford Wine and Spirits QC 20.00 SAQ Producer: CompaƱia de Vinos Telmo RodriguezDistributors: Select Wines & Spirits
Grape: MenciaUPC: 8436037407024