Vineyard: All estate owned vineyards on pure schist with very steep inclines. Most of the vineyards are terraced. The vine ages range from 30 years up to over 80.
Orientation: South facing in the Amandi sub zone
Soil: schist locally called "losa"
Viticulture: The vineyard work is all done by hand including harvest. Fernando Gonzalez is in charge of the viticulture and practices biodynamics.
Vinification: The wine ferments naturally in stainless steel.
Aging: No oak aging on the wine.
Production: Average of 5000 cases
Publication: Wine advocate
This is one young, unoaked 2016 Mencía looking to be an everyday wine, easy to drink that still shows the varietal character, with some notes of honey and beeswax intermixed with wild berries and an herbal twist. This is produced with purchased and Algueira grapes. The palate is vibrant and has acidity and clout to develop nicely in bottle. You can drink this now and enjoy the freshness of the fruit or wait and get some more complexity. 90,000 bottles produced.