The grapes came from vineyards averaging 80 years old with three arms bush trained vines, located in the central area of Bierzo, bordering St.James`s Way, real transmitter of the wine`s culture. Some are placed in low angled terraces close to the river and others in steep slopes at an altitude of 500 to 700m.Calcareous clay soil, rich in pebbles and alluvial materials. The Sierra de los Ancares acts as a natural barrier against the Atlantic depressions, generating a continental climate with Atlantic influence.
Mencía is a variety with small yield, it makes the best of the vegetative cycle, as it is an early sprouter and matures quite early. The grains from this variety are medium size with a bluish black colour, thus a selection by plots is a must, obtaining the maximum expression of fruity and floral primary aromas. Manual harvest.
Fermentation is carried out with destemmedand slightly crushed grapes in stainless steel deposits with the most modern techniques of temperature control, pumping overs and maceration.
Deep red cherry colour with violet shades. Intense varietal aromas to red fruits such as strawberry and cherry as well as fine lactic and mineral hints. In mouth is a wine with body, but at the same time round and easy to drink. Floral aftertaste with fruity and mineral aromas appearing again. Specially suited for red meats, dried meat and game.