Armas de Guerra 2020 Rosado Mencia, Bierzo DO
Item Number: 15419
Region: Castilla y Leon
Sub Region: Bierzo
Appellation/AVA: Bierzo DO
Estate Grown Wine: No
Grape(s): 100% Mencia
Type: Wine - Rose
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 12.5
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Soil Type: Clay and river stones
Elevation: 1,722 feet
Vineyard Notes: The vineyards are located mostly in the lower valley of the Bierzo region. Armas de Guerra is a historic winery founded in 1879, making wines with old vines that are 50+ years old, from dry-farmed vineyards.
Winemaking Notes: The free-run juice is drained at low temperature without previous maceration and under an inert atmosphere. Alcoholic fermentation occurs in stainless steel tanks for 12 days at 12C. This wine is 100% unoaked.
Tasting Notes: Pale pink. Lively red berry and orange zest scents are complemented by fresh floral and white pepper flourishes. Juicy and precise, offering bitter red currant and tangerine flavors that deepen and become sweeter on the back half. Taut and nervy on the finish, which hangs on with good spicy persistence.
- Josh Raynolds
Pairing Notes: This dry rosé wine is perfect for light salads, light pasta, and rice dishes that incorporate seafood.