Quite 2018 — Mencía
A Wine That
goes down far too easily — especially when decanted as this gives it air and helps it to shine even more. Where's the second bottle at?! With plum, blackcurrants and a hint of spice, this is a warming wine that's impossible not to love. Grab your fleece blanket and put on Netflix.
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- Winemaker: Veronica Ortega
Where & How
This wine comes from various parcels of old vines that Veronica tends organically (on average 80 years old!)
The wine was macerated for fifteen days, fermented naturally, and aged for seven months. Half was aged in amphorae, and half in older barrels. Bottled unfined and unfiltered.
After a stint studying science—chemistry, to be precise—Verónica Ortega soon realised that it wasn’t the inside of a laboratory where she longed to spend her days. In fact, it was quite the opposite kind of scientific playground that she had in mind. Victoria didn’t grow up amongst winemakers. Her path to the vines was part and parcel (pun intended) thanks to a realisation that there was another type of chemical reaction that piqued her interest. After her first harvest in the magical vines of Priorat—under the esteemed guidance of Álvaro Palacios and Daphne Glorian, followed by time spent in Burgundy (at the mythical Domaine de la Romanée-Conti amongst others)—Veronica fell head over heels with the world of winemaking and, in her own words, “never went back to [her] place again. Just for the holidays!" Now that’s love.