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Xose Lois Sebio Coios Bierzo Mencia 2018

£158.32
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6 bottle(s) at £26.39 per bottle.
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AHD5117618A
 

Xose Lois Sebio Coios Bierzo Mencia 2018

  • Grapes Mencia 100%
  • Country Spain
  • Region Galicia Bierzo
  • Abv 13.5 %
  • Body Value: D (A is light, E is full-bodied)
    Residual Sugar: 0.7
    Contains Sulphites: Yes
    Vegetarian/Vegan: No/No
    Milk/Eggs: No/Yes
    Organic: No
    Biodynamic: No
  • Case size 6 / 75cl
  • Winemaker: Xose Lois Sebio
  • Closure Natural Cork
  • A vibrant Mencia with aromatic notes of lilac, violet, and fresh red fruits interlaced with mineral overtones and a touch of graphite. Harmoniously balanced, with restrained tannins and a textured palate, full of fleshy red fruits and a savoury character on the long, intense finish. The spring of 2018 was relatively dry and led into a warm summer with abundant hot days. September continued the heat-wave pattern; it was a very dry and hot month, resulting in an early harvest of very healthy grapes. The cool nights brought freshness and balance to the wines, which have excellent concentrations of fruit flavours. 

Vinification took place in open tanks of 1,500 litres. A cold soak lasted one week before fermentation at low temperatures. The wine was gently pressed in a manual screw press. Only the lots with the sweetest, ripest tannins and fruit-forward flavours were extracted. The wine started malolactic conversion in the tank, which was completed in 600-litre barrels. The blend was aged for 14 months in 500-litre barrels of third fill.

A vibrant Mencia with aromatic notes of lilac, violet, and fresh red fruits interlaced with mineral overtones and a touch of graphite. Harmoniously balanced, with restrained tannins and a textured palate, full of fleshy red fruits and a savoury character on the long, intense finish. 

More Information
CountrySpain
Vintage2018
Bottles Per Case6
Bottle Size75
2 cases 10% offNo
Winery

The grapes come from a single vineyard, ‘Viñas O Val’, in the Valtuille area of DO Bierzo, in the northwestern Spanish province of Castilla León. Low yielding 60 to 70-year-old vines are grown in clay soils with 'Coios', a Spanish term for the rounded stones, which gave this wine its name. These old vines have deep root systems that nourish and impart complex flavours to the resulting wine. Planted at a density of 4,000 vines per hectare, the vines are grown at 550 to 590 metres above sea level. The cool nights extend the ripening period, allowing the grapes to develop rich
varietal characteristics while retaining balancing acidity. The grapes are manually harvested when they have reached optimum maturity. 

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