Armas de Guerra 2021 Rosado Mencia, Bierzo DO
Item Number: 16852
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
Closure: Screw Cap
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: 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. This dry rosé wine is perfect for light salads, light pasta, and rice dishes that incorporate seafood.
Winery Notes: Founded in 1879, Vinos Guerra is the oldest winery in the Bierzo region and one of the most historic wineries in Spain. The founder Don Antonio Guerra was a pioneer in many ways. He was one of the first producers to bottle sparkling wines in the traditional method in Spain. In addition to wine, Don Antonio also produced a variety of spirits from Agua Ardiente to Vermouth and Anisettes. Today, the Guerra winery farms one-third of all the vineyards in the Bierzo region. Out of the 3,000 ha (7,413 acres) of vineyard land in Bierzo, Guerra takes care of 1,000 ha (2,471 acres), however they only make wine with the best 10% of the grapes. This rigorous selection process allows the Guerra wines to consistently show extraordinary quality. In addition to been so selective, Guerra possesses among the oldest and most precious Mencia and Dona Blanca vines in the Bierzo region. The average age of these vines is 50 years, making wines that express an impressive sense of depth and flavor.