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Matilda Nieves Mencia 2020

97

Decanter World Wine Awards

$18.95
VINTAGES#:
26322
750 ml bottle
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85% Mencia, 8% Garnacha, 7% Sousón. Anyone who has ever seen photographs of the steep slopes of Ribeira Sacra will wonder how it is possible to produce a wine like this in our Value category - but here it is, dark, fresh and thrillingly aromatic from first sniff to last swallow. This limpid, unoaked wine is made from the Mencia grape variety (known as Jaen in Portugal) plus a little Garnacha and Souson, and the emphasis is on its sloe, bramble and damson fruits in all their primary glory, almost as if it had been run from the vats just a week or two earlier. The palate is soft-textured, mouth-filling, exuberant and comely, structured more prominently by acidity than tannin, though that acidity is sweet and juicy in its own right. There is nothing at all sharp or hard about this tender, almost lip-smacking red ... yet the variety itself, and the legacy of its austere, granite-soiled origins, somehow contrive to stop the wine tasting simple. Best in Show. Score - 97. (Decanter World Wine Awards, 2021)

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  • Release Date
    December 3, 2022
  • Alcohol/Vol
    13%
  • Made In
    Ribeira Sacra, Spain
  • Sugar Content
    3 gram per Litre
  • Varietal
    Red Blend

Product Details

85% Mencia, 8% Garnacha, 7% Sousón. Anyone who has ever seen photographs of the steep slopes of Ribeira Sacra will wonder how it is possible to produce a wine like this in our Value category - but here it is, dark, fresh and thrillingly aromatic from first sniff to last swallow. This limpid, unoaked wine is made from the Mencia grape variety (known as Jaen in Portugal) plus a little Garnacha and Souson, and the emphasis is on its sloe, bramble and damson fruits in all their primary glory, almost as if it had been run from the vats just a week or two earlier. The palate is soft-textured, mouth-filling, exuberant and comely, structured more prominently by acidity than tannin, though that acidity is sweet and juicy in its own right. There is nothing at all sharp or hard about this tender, almost lip-smacking red ... yet the variety itself, and the legacy of its austere, granite-soiled origins, somehow contrive to stop the wine tasting simple. Best in Show. Score - 97. (Decanter World Wine Awards, 2021)

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More Details

  • Release Date
    December 3, 2022
  • Alcohol/Vol
    13%
  • Made In
    Ribeira Sacra, Spain
  • Sugar Content
    3 gram per Litre
  • Varietal
    Red Blend
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