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Characteristics of Atlantis Mencía
Atlantis Mencía is a red wine from the D.O Bierzo produced by the winery Maetierra. The wine is, as its name suggest, a monovarietal from the grape Mencía.
The microclimate of this region is special: smooth and gentle, but a little humid. This is a continental climate but undoubtedly influenced by the Atlantic.
The grapes that produced Atlantis Mencía grew on vines that have reached more than 50 years of age. The vines are planted on slopes and are located at 450 to 600 meters above sea level.
After the harvest, which is completed by hand, the grapes are macerated for 8 days.
Atlantis Mencía is fermented alcoholically in stainless steel containers for 10 days.
Atlantis Mencía then receives a malolactic fermentation for around one week.
Atlantis Mencía belongs to the range Atlantis, from the group Vintae. The famous oenologist Raúl Acha heads up the project, to produce quality Atlantic wines from a range of different appellations of origins on the Spanish peninsula.
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".
In Rioja land of the Ebro valley, a few steps from the city of Calahorra lenari Bimil, and on the same road of the Camino de Santiago Aragon, stands the castle of Maetierra. Under his watchful eye, in the land of immemorial past, grow their vines, gilded by the sun in the valleys of Sadacia. More than 350 hectares (from which you are 80 varieties of white wine) form Maetierra. A horticultural farm, which grow all kinds of products of the earth, many of them organic.