Xestal Mencía

Xestal Mencía
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Xestal Mencía
Non certified organic
Red wine Reserva. 12 months in French oak barrels.

Available vintages of Xestal Mencía

  • Xestal Mencía 2008
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Characteristics of Xestal Mencía

Bodegas y Viñedos Gancedo's aim is to recover varieties local to Bierzo, such as Mencia, Godello and Doña Blanca. Xestal meets this goal perfectly.
It is made of Mencia grapes from 60-100 year old vines. The vineyards are cultivated in the traditional manner with very low production per vine. This wine is aged for 12 months in French oak barrels, clarified with egg white and lightly filtered. This wine can be stored for 2 years.
Alcohol: 14.0%
Serve at 16ºC
Pairing
Cold meat, Blue fish, Grilled red meats, Game birds, Rice with meat, Beans and pulses, Stews, Sheep cheese

Tasting notes Xestal Mencía

Sight Intense and dark cherry colour. Bright. Fine tears on the glass. Nose Intense and powerful. Lots of notes of ripe fruit are released with very expressive toasted and spicy notes and a touch of milk and toffee, which gain ground over the aromas of fruit. Taste Good and embracing attack. Tasty and silky palate in which the fruit takes center stage. Fresh and well balanced expression. Very nice, long and persistent finish, which leaves a nice toasted and spicy aftertaste.
Sight Intense and dark cherry colour. Bright. Thin tears. Nose Intense and powerful. Lots of notes of ripe fruit are released with very expressive toasted and spicy notes and a touch of milk and toffee, which gain ground over the aromas of fruit. Taste Good and embracing attack. Tasty and silky mid palate in which the fruit takes center stage. Fresh and well balanced expression. Very nice, long and persistent finish, which leaves a good toasted and spicy aftertaste.
Sight Intense and deep cherry red. Nose Intense and powerful. Many notes of ripe fruit almost confitured with lots of notes provided by the oak: creamy, vanilla, toffee and toasted notes. Taste Large attaque. Tasty and meaty mid palate, with presence of fruit again. Powerful, fresh and balanced wine. Pronounced tannins and lingering finish.
Sight Intense cherry red color. Nose The nose is presented greedy dominance of ripe red fruits. Taste The mouth is big, very balanced, tasty, fresh and persistent.

Ratings

  • Decántalo 94
  • Peñin 93
  • Decántalo 91
  • Peñin 93
  • Decántalo 88
  • Peñin 93

Ratings for the vintages from the D.O. Bierzo

2012 Excellent
2011 Very good
2010 Very good
2009 Very good
2008 Very good
2007 Excellent
2006 Very good
2005 Excellent
2004 Very good
2003 Very good
2002 Very good
2001 Very good
2000 Very good
1999 Good
1998 Good
1997 Good
1996 Very good
1995 Good

Reviews

D.O. Bierzo

Winery Gancedo

In recent years, winemakers and developers have settled in the DO Bierzo with very plausible innovative ideas, investing heavily in local wineries, resulting in the production of personal and unique wines. There is no doubt that El Bierzo has become a trendy and cool D.O, aided by the spicy, delicate and velvety Mencia grape, whose character and great capacity of expression of terroir is undoubtedly the regions best asset. Even many compare it to the Pinot Noir, which together with the small scale style of production and topography of its vineyards, the traditional form of the Burgundian bottle used, and the original use of the names of towns and places in their best wines, resulted in this wine region being given the nickname of "little Spanish burgundy".

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