Grape/Varietal : Garnacha Tintorera, Garnacha,
Mencía, Palomino, Portuguesa (Trousseau)
|Color : Red|
|Origin : Spain||Bottle Size : 75cl|
|Region : Bierzo||ABV : 12.5%|
|Vintage : 2018||Natural Factor: Biodynamic|
In the village of Albares de la Ribera, high in the mountains of the Bierzo Alto in Northwestern Spain, winegrower Germán Blanco recuperates and farms old-vine piezas (small family vineyards) planted by his great-grandmother (whom he named the vineyard after) and her neighbors. Feral and fragrant, planted on oak- and chestnut-covered slopes rising as high as 1000 meters above the valley of the beautiful Boeza River, festooned with wild flowers and mountain herbs, these vineyards are the source for some of the most energetic and memorable Mencia-based wines in Spain.
Germán makes all of his wines naturally and simply, as his great-grand mother (Aurora) would have done: foot-trodden, nothing destemmed, fermented in amphora and/or open top barrel, then aged for one year in 4-8 year-old french barrels of varying size (depending on the parcel). A pinch of sulfur is added at bottling.
This wine is a blend of many grapes hence giving it lively, joyful, teeming with mouth-watering scents and flavors of wild berries, mountain herbs, silky florals, and a pleasing tickle of tannin. Serve chilled. Spain is the new frontier!
Pairs Well With:
The Cute - A Forest