Wine Type: Red Wine
Grape Variety: 100% Mencia
Aging Potential: Drink Now / Keep
Serving Temperature: 16 ~ 18 °C
Alcohol Level: 13.0%
The 2018 Mencía from Luna Beberide is produced from thirty year-old vineyards that are planted on clay and limestone. It is fermented and raised in stainless steel tanks and bottled unfiltered. This is the bodegas’ entry level bottling of Mencía and it has been a superb value that last three or four vintages that I have tasted. The 2018 continues the string of successes, offering up a bright and complex bouquet of cassis, pomegranate, tree bark, woodsmoke and a fine base of dark soil tones. On the palate the wine is light-bodied, pure and beautifully balanced, with a lovely foundation of soil tones, a good core of fruit, suave, modest tannins and a long, focused and complex finish. This is light on its feet, but has great intensity of flavor and superb backend lif
- Intense red raspberry
- Aromatic notes of wild berries; cherries, raspberries, strawberries, blackberries, plums, blueberries. With mineral notes.
- Intense flavor of tannins, with marked fruity reminiscences and a slight salty taste on the palate.
- Tomato pasta