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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.
Bierzo wine is on the rise. It is a region defined by its small scale work, with plots scattered around, very old vines, artisan work of the small scale wineries, and the character of their principal variety, the Mencía grape, which produces fresh, fruity and delicious wines. Although the region is well known mostly for its red wines, it also produces white and rosé wines. If the red wines here are defined by the Mencía variety, then the white wines here are defined by the Godello. Godello grape has great aromatic potential, as well as an excellent balance between alcohol and acidity. Despite the great potential of El Bierzo, its rise in the wine world would not have been possible without two people: Raúl Pérez and Ricardo Pérez. Two great winemakers who in little time have been able to produce critically acclaimed wines from the Bierzo region.
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.