Armas de Guerra 2016 Rosado Mencia, Bierzo DO
Item Number: 10145
Region: Castilla y Leon
Sub Region: Castilla y Leon
Appellation/AVA: Bierzo DO
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Grape(s): 100% Mencia
Type: Wine - Rose
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 12.5
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Soil Type: River stone and clay
Elevation: 1,722 feet
Vinos Guerra, founded in 1879, is the oldest winery in the Bierzo region. Today the Guerra winery farms 1/3 of all the vineyards of the Bierzo region. Out of the 3,000ha (7,413 acres) of vineyard land in Bierzo, Guerra takes care of 1,000ha (2,471 acres), however they only make wine with the best 10% of grapes. This rigorous selective process allows the Guerra wines to show, consistently, extraordinary quality. In addition to being so selective, Guerra possesses among the oldest and most precious Mencia vines in the Bierzo region. The average age of these vines is 50 years. All these vineyards are organic and dry farmed.
Winemaking Notes: The free-run juice is drained at a low temperature without previous maceration. Alcoholic fermentation occurs in stainless steel tanks for 12 days. The wine does not see any oak.
Tasting Notes: Aromas and flavors of pink grapefruit, redcurrant and white pepper show very good clarity and energy. This is a concentrated yet lithe rosado, with a nervy acid structure providing shape and lift. It finishes taut and minerally, with an echo of red berries. This dry rosado is perfect for light salads, light pasta and rice dishes, raw and lightly cooked shellfish, grilled fish and goat cheeses.