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Finca Cuarta Mencíatext
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Finca Cuarta Mencía 2019

Ribeira Sacra, Galicia, SpainFrom north west Spain's Galicia region, this mencia is rooted in Ribeira Sacra's dramatic terraced slate vineyards, first planted by the Romans 2000 years ago. After the Romans, the monks settled in, took over wine production, and the area became known as Ribeira Sacra, or Holy Riverbank. Rubén Moure inherited vines from his grandfather, and established his new winery, the Prior de Panton, in 2008. He works with small plots of old vines, and ferments at cool temperatures to retain fruit and vivacity. This mencia, from 50 year old vines, was fermented in stainless, aged for 7 months in French and American barrels. Deeply, duskily perfumed with wild blackberry, blueberry, thorns, and balsamic drawn across a medium+ bodied palate. Tannins are soft and sticky, hugging this to a stony, mineral-tinged finish. Decant, and enjoy with lamb or pork chops, or a fragrant mushroom stew.Tasted: 02 May 2021Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 21.99 BCLS Producer: Bodega del AbadDistributors: World Wine Synergy Inc.
Grape: Mencia (Jaen)CSPC: 30000UPC: 8427381000177