THE STORY BEHIND THE NAME…
Originally written as 2 separate words in Galician, this is how many grandparents lovely name their grandchildren. “Mischievous” could be the more accurate translation for this word. A unique Mencía wine that couldn’t be named otherwise.
A Mencía wine perfectly suited for every occasion!
Grown in one of the few areas in the world where viticulture is considered heroic, it can only be harvested by hand sometimes even at night in 16 Kgs/boxes, in order to avoid high temperatures in the harvest season. Cold maceration for 10 days at 7º to extract the maximum aromas possible. Controlled fermentation in stainless steel tanks with 3 daily pumpings before malolactic fermentation.
MY TASTING NOTE
Velvety cherry red colour with medium-high layer and intense purplish rims. Explosive and freshy nose where the red fruits are dominant , mainly blackberries, strawberries and raspberries with remarkable pleasant mineral hints.
Balanced, structured, velvety and persistent aftertaste.
PAIR ME WITH…
Grilled red meats such as a quality steak from Galicia, Argentina or Black Angus; but, also, with pork or chicken with medium base sauces. Mencia grape is not particularly recommended with fish but it is very interesting to enjoy with sardines.
Excellent with cheeses (cured ones mainly recommended), oily rices or Spanish cold meats such as “jamón ibérico” or “chorizo de Salamanca” are also an excellent choice.
Average of vines: 12-30 years old