2017 Adega Algueira - Mencía Ribeira Sacra (87 pts)12/30/2021, 10:45:55 PM
2017 Adega Algueira - Mencía Ribeira Sacra (87 pts) @algueira _oficial @antalvaimports · 🙋♂️ Have you tried wines from Ribeira Sacra❓· 🗓2️⃣1️⃣ Wine Advent Calendar· This wine was the selected to show the beauty of Mencía. Catching up on this series due to holiday traveling· ℹ️ This wine is 💯 Mencía from Ribeira Sacra, in the northwest corner of Spain. This vineyards are some of the steepest in the world along the banks of the River Sil. The vineyards are planted on pure schist and mostly terraced. Grapes can only be harvested by hand. Adega Algueira is all estate owned vineyards and they are Biodynamic. Natural yeast fermentation and no oak aging· 👁 Medium ruby color· 👃 Medium intensity on the nose. Aromas of ripe raspberry, redcurrant, bing cherry, gravel, meaty, prosciutto, and dried herbs· 👄 The wine is dry, medium+ acidity, medium- grainy tannins, medium alcohol, and medium- body. A medium length finish ripe raspberry, thyme, and lavender· 🔔 This is the best Quality to Price ratio in this tasting series. $18-$20 depending on where you buy it. If you are a fan of the Cru Beaujolais Gamay or Northern Rhone Syrah, then try this out as a lower budget alternative. BUT WAIT there’s more... they have numerous other bottlings that are totally worth exploring.