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Characteristics of Avanthia Mencía
Avanthia Mencía 2009 is a red wine 100% Mencía from old vines grown in two vineyards planted in 1920 and 1935, next to the village of O Barco de Valdeorras, in Galicia. It has the clear Atlantic influence of this area in the Northeast of Spain.
Grapes are manually harvested in small baskets to avoid damaging the fruits. The whole elaboration process is supervised by the oenologist Amy Hopkinson. Every cluster goes through the selection table, and all grapes that are not intact and ripe are discarded. The wine goes through an ageing for 14 months in new French oak barrels. It is bottled unfiltered.
SightDark cherry colour with soft ruby red edges. Bright, high robe wine with beautiful tears.NoseClean, rich and expressive in the nose. Outstanding notes of fleshy black fruit. Highly spicy wine with pleasant toasted and roasted notes and a background of balsamic, mineral and undergrowth aromas.TasteIn the palate, this wine is fleshy, succulent, powerful and embracing. Its acidity and tannins are nicely balanced, which makes its mid palate very appealing. Long and very persistent finish marked by its intense toasted aromas.
This Denomination of Origin occupies part of the beautiful valleys of the rivers Sil and Jares in the Northeast of the province of Orense. Vineyards line the slopes of the mountains that frame the river valleys and at the bottom of them, occupying floors slate of very good physical condition and adequate fertility, sometimes on steep slopes. The variety of higher quality and prestige, among whites, is the Godello, white wine grape that provides very fine fruity and floral aroma and excellent structure in the mouth. Next to this is the providing variety Tinta Mencia reds, purple, intense and elegant aroma and soft fleshy fruit not without its nerve.
Avancia is a project of Grupo Jorge Ordóñez in Galicia, specifically within D.O. Valdeorras. The distinguishing mark of Bodegas Avancia is the artisan production from local varieties of the area, the Godello and the Mencía, from very old vineyards, with lower yields, but able to provide more quality and uniqueness to their wines in every way. These wines are instilled with the spirit and the terroir of the area and, at the same time, they are very in line with modern tastes.