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Viña Costeira Mencia

Cherry red with purple reflections. Medium-high layer and abundant tears. Elegant and complex in the nose, with spicy notes of red berries and forest blueberries. It is unctuous and well structured, with mineral sensations in the mouth, which clearly evokes the noble landscapes of Valdeorras. Long and deep red fruit aftertaste. Soil: Slopes on the banks of the Sil and Bibei rivers, with stony soils, fluvial sedimentary boulders and broken slates. Grapes: Mencía, Sousón and Old Garnachas. Suggested serving temperature: 18º C – 20º C WINEMAKING Handpicked harvest in boxes, exhaustive cluster selection, crushing and destemming at low speed. Fermentation aimed at 27º C and early pressing with low pressure. The malolactic fermentation is controlled and tuned by the cold nights of winter very common in the area. PAIRING Versatile red, suitable for a quick drink, recommended to accompany Galician Octopus, all kind of cheeses, pates and perfect for pairing.
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Ribera de Ulver Crianza 2011 – 87 Points

87 Points Dark plum and berry aromas hit with oomph and are accented by toasty, minerally notes. This Mencía is balanced and nicely textured, with blackberry, prune and licorice flavors. Some bitterness comes up on the finish, but mostly this ends like it starts, with jammy richness and dark-fruit notes. — M.S., Wine Enthusiast, 10/2013.
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Bodegas Estefania

Tilenus (100% Godello) Ribera del Ulver (100% Mencia) Ribera del Ulver Crianza (100% Mencia) Among small villages sprinkled with slate roofs, some pilgrim route to Santiago discovers a secret that awaits eager to be revealed: A landscape where no time passes. Little vineyards on a of quiet and spiritual beauty. The vines here are older than us, so we should be quiet and listen in silence what they whisper. We are entering into the vineyards of Bierzo region, its grape: the Mencia. The project was based on the restoration of an old dairy in the village of Dehesas in Ponferrada. The remodeling the building tried to combine the stone and slate of Bierzo area with wood, to be in line with traditional architecture in the area. The project’s objective was to give the winemaker all the necessary equipment to make wine in the most pure. Each step of the process.
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DO Bierzo

Bodegas Estefania  (Ponferrada, León) Production area Bierzo county is located in the northwest of the province of León, in the Castilla y León region, and covers an area of ​​2954.28 km, which accounts for 18% of the provincial area. Geographically it borders the provinces of Ourense, Lugo and Asturias and it is a main connection between Galicia, León and Asturias. Bierzo’s vineyards is characterized by fragmentation of parcels and smallholder plots, vines on slopes, from 450 to 800 meters whose are oriented to the four cardinal points. Bierzo vineyard’s soil stabilise from  Miocene materials coated by a layer of Quaternary. Texture is silt loam, moderately acidic, its pH is close to 5.5, with the absence of carbonates, typical of humid climates. The soils on slopes are made ​​of a mixture of minerals, quartzite and slate.   The Bierzo is a very special and suitable microclimate for vine growing. The natural barrier of Sierra de los Ancares calm.
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