Valtuille - Rapolao
2014 Mencía

Viticulture

Vineyard: North facing, cool vineyard.
Soil Type: Schist, silica and sand.
Vine Age: Old vines.
Irrigation: No irrigation
Harvest Date:
Yield: Very low.

Vinification:

The Rapolao vineyard is one of the coolest vineyards from Castro
Ventosa, it is located on a north facing steep slope. The vineyard is
co-planted and the main varietal is of course Mencía with a small
percentage of Estaladiña, Garnacha Tintorera and Souson in the
mix.
Fermented in large oak barrels, 100% full cluster fermentation
using indigenous yeasts. Aged for a year in used French oak
barrels.
183 six packs made only.

Tasting Notes:

Color: Deep violet.
Nose: It is earthy and flowery with violets and lavender, hints
of mandarin and incense.
Palate: Fresh, delicate and medium bodied. It is elegant,
bright red fruits dominate with hints of spices and
licorice.
Other: This is a delicate Mencía, made in a Burgundian
style. It will pair well with seared duck breast,
tomato tart, anything with shiitake mushrooms or
any mushroom based dish. It will also go well with
boeuf bourguignon.

Chemical Analysis:

Alc (%): 14
RS (g/l):
TA (g/l):
pH: