Saturday, October 31, 2020

Pena do Lobo

2017 D. Ventura Pena do Lobo Ribeira Sacra...$15.99
Grapes: Mencía 
Vine age: Over 80 years 
Soil: Granite Farming: Practicing Organic Vinification: Fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel and aged on the lees for 6 months.
Deep, lush fruit aromas combine with hints of black licorice. The palate is plush with more mineral overtones framed by dense stony fruits.

"Mencía (“Men-thee-ah”) is a medium-bodied red wine grape that produces high quality wines with floral and red fruit flavors. If you’ve never heard of it, it’s not surprising, Mencía only grows in Spain and Portugal on the Iberian peninsula. What makes Mencía special is it has shown the ability to age like other fine wines and it offers rich aromas in the glass. If you love Pinot Noir and other aromatic reds (like Gamay or Schiava), then Mencía is something worth investigating." - Wine Folly

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