Armas de Guerra 2017 Mencia, Bierzo DO
Item Number: 11576
Region: Castilla y Leon
Sub Region: Castilla y Leon
Appellation/AVA: Bierzo DO
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Grape(s): 100% Mencia
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 13
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Soil Type: Calcareous clay and slate
Case Production: 5,500
Vineyard Notes: The vineyards are located in both the lower valley (clay) and the mountains where slate is the most common soil type. Vines were planted in 1955-1965 and are dry farmed.
Winemaking Notes: The Mencia grapes macerated for 3-5 days. Alcoholic fermentation occurred in stainless steel tanks for 10 days. It took another 7 days for the malolactic fermentation. Maturation took place in stainless steel; Armas de Guerra is 100% unoaked.
Tasting Notes: This Mencia is juicy and focused on the palate, offering cherry, blueberry and dark chocolate flavors that are sharpened by a jolt of juicy acidity and a hint of white pepper. The blue fruit note lingers very nicely on the long, tangy finish. Mencia pairs extremely well with steak tartar, calamari and goat cheese.