Ribeira Sacra Mencía "Vel’uveyra", Ronsel do Sil
Organic

Ribeira Sacra Mencía "Vel’uveyra", Ronsel do Sil - 2017

Item # 41561 750mL
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Wine made from grapes grown organically using natural composting techniques and special preparations of herbal sprays while following the astronomical calendar.


Tasting Notes

A lively blend of Mencia and a bit of Grenache grown on granitic soil. Maceration lasts for 25 days in 228L and 500L French oak barrels for six months followed by spontaneous fermentation in French oak vats. Vinous and dense with dark, plush fruit flavors.


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