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Veronica Ortega Mencia "Quite" 2013 (Bierzo, Spain) - [AG 91]
Veronica Ortega Mencia "Quite" 2013 (Bierzo, Spain) - [AG 91]


 
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Winery: Veronica Ortega
Varietal: Mencia
Region: Bierzo, Spain
Vintage: 2013
Bottle Size: 750 mL

Product Code: ORTEGAQUITE13-W
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About the Wine:
Veronica organically farms several small old vine plots of 80 year-old Mencia in Valtuille de Abajo which on closer inspection reveal small percentages of other local indigenous varieties both red and white. The soil has a high proportion of sand with give the wines aromatic complexity. All harvesting is done by hand. In the cellar the wines are fermented with about 30% whole clusters in stainless steel tanks with occasional, gentle pigeage. After a 25 day maceration the wine is manual pressed with malo occurring in second- and third-fill 228L French oak barrels. Quite is bottled after 4 months in barrel while ROC spends more than 6 months in barrel before bottling

Appellation Bierzo
Variety Mencia
Age of Vines 80 years old
Farming Organic
Soil Clay limestone, sand
Altitude 530 meters
Fermentation Hand harvested, 50% whole cluster, natural yeast co-fermentation in vat with regular pigeage, 30 day maceration
Aging 4 months in neutral 228L French oak barrels


Ratings and Reviews

91 Points - Antonio Galloni's Vinous:
"(aged for four months in used French oak barriques): Bright violet color. Vibrant black raspberry and cherry-cola aromas, with suggestions of spicecake and candied violet adding complexity. Sappy, penetrating black and blue fruit flavors are enlivened by hints of cracked pepper and smoky minerals that build slowly on the back half. The incisive, gently sweet, very persistent finish leaves an appealing floral pastille note behind." - Josh Raynolds (Jan 2016)


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