Red wine

CVNE, Avilleira Mencía Valdeorras 2018

RRP N/A in UK per bottle
91
Tasted by
Simon Field MW

Mencía also sits proud on the list of grapes in the ascendant, recalling the best examples of Loire Cabernet Franc with its crunchy vivacity and bright red fruit purity. These vines from the village of As Ermitas are centurions and share the vat with smaller doses of Palomino and Garnacha Tintorera. The result is pure pleasure; cherry, blackberry and a hint of eucalypt, structurally impressive and with signature white pepper balustrading the ensemble. Only 3000 bottles made per vintage, alas.

Drinking Window
2019 - 2023
Colour
Red
Wine Style
Still
Alcohol
%
Country
Spain
Region
Rioja
Bottle size
75cl