Verdes Matas Barrel Aged Mencia 2015

This brilliant and elegant oak aged Mencia has got aromas of ripe fruit combined with notes of coffee, milk and toast. With smooth attack, evolving with ripe fruit and mineral notes, slight acidity, finishing with gentle tannins and good length. One of our best wines!

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From Ribeira Sacra in Galicia from vines more than 50 years old, this red is aged for 6 months in French and American oak barrels and at least 6 months in bottle.

Nestled among the ancient terraces of vines on the banks of the River Sil, where monks raised the monastery of San Vicente de Pombeiro in the 12th century, we find Alma Das Donas vineyards, the producers of Verdes Matas Mencia. Considered one of the most iconic corners of the Ribeira Sacra, the surroundings are well known for peace and tranquillity, making it the perfect place to create wines. Perfectly integrated within the surroundings, the production is based exclusively on grapes from vineyards on the slopes of the River Sil where they enjoy an excellent microclimate for wine. The precipitous slopes prevent any mechanisation other than a simple system of rails to transport the grapes. Both the harvest and the production are rigorously artisanal, unfailingly faithful to the concept of Heroic Viticulture. More than three hectares of our own vines grow along the craggy patchwork of vineyards so characteristic of the Ribeira Sacra. The result is a heroic labour of love containing all of the toil, passion and soul needed to create exceptional wines.