The wines of Jorge Carnero and Vina Cazoga, are wonderful. The grapes come from one, contiguous, eight acre vineyard that finishes at the water line of the Sil River in the heart of Amandi. Looking at the vineyard from the river is breathtaking for its steep, ruggedness. Well over half of the Mencia vines in this plot are 100+ years old. The soils in this vineyard are a mineral infusing blend of slate and granite that is undeniably present in every glass. The 2016 is precocious and extremely early in its arc. Ruby red at the core with some purple reflections. Aromas of pomegranate, black cherry, licorice, slate and crushed rocks fill the bright, energetic palate. In 2016 the wine has a sappy core of fruit on its medium-bodied frame. Tannins are present but not overpowering. The complexity and intrigue in this wine will only grow as it spends time developing in the bottle. Aged only in stainless steel tank and bottle. Outstanding Mencia!
Direct Import by Balanced Wine Selections.
Variety(ies): Albariño 100% old-vine Albariño from the region's standard bearer, Francisco Dovalo Lopez. It is fermented with natural yeasts and then spent seven months in stainless steel on the lees. What we get is a rich, deep, complex Albariño. A...
Variety(ies): Albariño Direct Import by Balanced Wine Selections.
Variety(ies): Mencía Direct Import by Balanced Wine Selections.
Variety(ies): Albariño Like our other two Albariño producers, Lagar O Parral is a member of the small, artisan producer association, Asocianción de Bodegas Artesanas Rias Baixas and calls the Val do Salnés home. We quickly came to appreciate why membership...
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