Lousas Viña Aldea 2018
A Wine That
Is our go-to response for anybody looking for elegant, lower-alcohol (aka not 14%) Spanish red wines. It’s a wine so elegant and pretty it immediately makes you wonder, why am I not drinking more Mencia? This is testament to the red fruited perfumed aromatics that this variety is capable of, and we urge anyone who hasn’t tried the Envínate red wines yet to start with this.
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- Winemaker: Envínate
Where and How?
This is organically farmed Mencía, with a small percentage of other indigenous red Spanish varieties, planted on slate and schist soils of the stunning Ribeira Sacra region.
The grapes were foot-stomped and fermented with 40% whole-clusters in a small open vat. Tiny quantities of this wine are made. Like the other Lousas wines, it is marked by extreme purity, lifted aromatics and delicious savouriness. It’s a shame there’s little of it, but that makes it all the more special. Bottled unfined, unfiltered and with just a touch of sulphur.