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): Mencía Direct Import by Balanced Wine Selections.
•Cabaleiro do Val Albarino Rias Baixas, 2014 •Rozas Albarino Rias Baixas, 2015 •Lagar O Parral Albarino Rias Baixas, 2014 •Vina Cazoga Ribeira Sacra, 2015 •Val da Lenda Ribeira Sacra, 2016 •Decima Ribeira Sacra, 2016
Variety(ies): Mencia Direct Import by Balanced Wine Selections
Variety(ies): Mencia Direct Import by Balanced Wine Selections.
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