Made from 100% Mencia, Gaba do Xil Mencia is grown in the vineyard called La Falcoeira, in the town of Santa Cruz. Highly fragrant and floral, with dried herbs, violets and caponata-like pepperiness inflecting gamey red fruits. Typical Mencia smoky meatiness, gentle fruit tannin and a long herb/acid tang finish. Mid-weight, delicious and very stylish wine. A contrast of floral and meaty scents, as if violets were pressed into chorizo. And the tannins, as black as carbon, integrating with the fruit into a dark-lashed beauty.