"A hint of Garnacha gives a big, red-fruited lift to the Mencía. This is a vivid, crisp, crunchy, organic Bierzo, all about juicy dark fruit and no harsh edges. Pun clearly intended with the name, but it’s definitely more elegant than vehement", Vehemencia 2014 was selected and rated with 91 points by Sarah Jane Evans, MW as featured in Decanter magazine Bierzo Mencia Expert's Choice (March 2017). A modern version of classic elegance. A truly expressive Mencia red with plenty of flavour and body, dressed in magnificent cherry red, without compromising a smooth, velvety palate. Genuine vehemence and passion for life turned into red.
Winemaking: 100+ old vines, low trailed. Manual harvest in the early day hours. Yield of 3,500Kg/ha. Maceration with cap punching plus rack and return for best colour extraction. Fermentation controlled at 24ºC. Clarification and stabilisation through continuous racking.
Winery: Bodega Vehemencia
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|Spain geographical indications||DO Bierzo|
|Production area||Villadecanes, Leon|
|Grape varieties||95% Mencia, 5% Garnacha|
|Winemaking standards||natural, vegan|
|Alcohol % by Vol.||14.5 %|
|Wine colour||Cherry red|
|Wine descriptors||Fruity, Lush, Mineral, Supple, berrylike|
|Wine moments||barbecue, celebrations, lunch, party, picnic, tapas|
|Food & wine pairing||pork, paella, oily fish, meat pies, casseroles, poultry, spicy Indian, Asian, vegetable dishes|
|Wine awards||2014 vintage: 91 Points Sarah Jane Evans MW, Expert's Choice Bierzo Mencia, Decanter March 2017|
|Tasting notes||Orange, pear, Pencil lead, Raspberry, Violet, blueberries|