Mencia’s characteristic diversity of fruit and toast notes are in this case followed and enhanced by a layer of flavours contributed by the ageing in oak casks. Mencia is the red grape traditionally grown in the mountains of El Bierzo, Leon region in Northwest Spain. Although it is only ninth on the list of mostly produced red varieties in Spain, Mencia has over time become an emblematic Spanish red wine.
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Oak ageing ('crianza')
Wine name: Vehemencia Crianza
Type of wine: Red
Vintage year: 2014
Grape varieties: 90% mencia, 10% grenache
Winery: Bodega Vehemencia
Production area: Villadecanes, León
Appellation: DO Bierzo
Alcohol content (Vol.): 14%
Wood ageing: 6 months
Type of wood: French oak
Ageing in bottle: 6 months, until round.
Number of bottles produced: 3500
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.
Colour: Cherry red.
Rim: Ruby red.
Body: Full bodied.
NOSE AND PALATE AROMAS
Raspberry, blueberry, pear, violet, toast, mineral notes, walnut, toffee, coffee, clove, oak
Supple, mouth filling, berrylike, lush, rich, velvety, concentrated, deep, complex, elegant
|Spain geographical indications||DO Bierzo|