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La Senda 1984 Mencía

La Senda 1984 Mencía
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Respectful agriculture
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La Senda 1984 Mencía
Red wine Barrel. 7 months in French oak barrels.
Variety: Mencía
Designation of Origin: D.O. Bierzo
Production area: Castilla y León
Volume: 75 cl.
Alcohol: 12.5%
Red wine Barrel. 7 months in French oak barrels.
Variety: Mencía
D.O. Bierzo (Castilla y León)
Volume: 75 cl.
Alcohol: 12.5%
Fruity
Spicy
Young
Barrel
Light
Body

Characteristics of La Senda 1984 Mencía

La Senda 1984 Mencía is a red wine produced by Bodegas y Viñedos la Senda in Camponaraya, D.O. Bierzo.  

 

Bodegas y Viñedos La Senda is the personal project of Diego Losada, who in 2013 decided to recover 3 plots of vineyards with the idea of safeguarding them and taking care of them. His objective was to reflect the history and culture of the area in his wines, with utmost respect for the surroundings and with a handcrafted production.

The 3-hectare vineyard has 13 plots that were planted over 60 years ago on clayey-calcareous soils, on hillsides and high areas up to 600 metres above sea level, with a prevailing Atlantic climate.

These plots are cultivated with non-intrusive agriculture, using natural methods to preserve the biological balance of the vineyard.

 

La Senda 1984 Mencía is a wine made from Mencía, from three farms surrounded by undergrowth, planted on clayey-calcareous soils at 600 metres of altitude.

The harvest is performed by hand, and once it arrives at the winery, it is partly destemmed. Fermentation takes place with wild yeasts. It starts in concrete and ends in French oak barrels, where the wine is left to age for 7 months. The wine goes through natural stabilisation, and it is bottled without filtering or clarifying.

 

La Senda 1984 Mencía is a juicy, intense and fresh wine. This wine is named after the book '1984' by George Orwell, based on the concept: "Born against the single thought, another way of doing is possible."

Serve at 16.0ºC
Contains sulphites
Pairing
Mushrooms, White roasted meat, Semi-mature Cheese, Grilled red meats

Tasting notes La Senda 1984 Mencía

Extreme weather included low rainfall and summer drought with high temperatures resulting in an unusually early harvest. The most important weather events occurred on April 28th with a late frost that destroyed the crops of El Bierzo valley, and also the hailstorm that fell days later on May 9th, which destroyed part of the vineyards on the slopes of Corullón. The harvest was brought forward to unusual dates due to the high temperatures. Some winegrowers started to pick grapes the last days of August.The wines of this vintage have a good balance between structure and acidity. The fast ripening of the grape caused a small decrease in acidity that makes the wines accessible from the first vintage.
A vintage where the Atlantic climate has ruled over the continental.  The lightness of this type of climate, together with the perfect sanitary condition of the vineyard, has given rise to an excellent vintage from this area.  The year began with typical temperate and rainy winter weather.  What differentiated the year was the intense rains that fell between the months of April and May, conditioning the vegetative development of the vine.    The summer was then noticeable for being warm and dry, the perfect combination for the perfect grape.
The 2015 vintage was characterised by low rainfall. The lack of water throughout the year brought the vegetative cycle of the vine forward and it was not until days before the harvest that it started to rain considerably. This caused the grape to hydrate and lead to a somewhat fresher vintage than what it initially seemed. The continental character that this vintage looked like it was going to have was mitigated by the rain before the harvest, balancing the phenolic ripeness, qualifying the vintage as excellent. The wines of this vintage have an excellent balance between structure, acidity and texture in the mouth. A vintage that can age perfectly.

Ratings for the vintages from D.O. Bierzo

2017 Very good
2016 Excellent
2015 Excellent
2014 Excellent
2013 Very good
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
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Designation of Origin D.O. Bierzo

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.

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