Liquid Geography 2018 Mencia Rosado, Bierzo DO
Item Number: 12954
Region: Castilla y Leon
Sub Region: Bierzo
Appellation/AVA: Bierzo DO
Estate Grown Wine: No
Grape(s): 100% Mencia
Type: Wine - Rose
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Closure: Screw Cap
Alc by Vol(%): 12.5
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Soil Type: River stones and clay soils
Elevation: 1,722 feet
Case Production: 5,000
About this Wine: Olé & Obrigado donates 100% of Liquid Geography's profits in equal parts to: the TJ Martell Foundation in its search for cancer cures, the South Bronx Educational Foundation to help children with challenging academic backgrounds, and starting in 2018, Wheeling Forward to help people with disabilities experience life to the fullest.
Winemaking Notes: 100% Mencia, the fruit of this wine is grown on vines planted in 1963. The free-run juice is drained at low temperature without previous maceration and under an inert atmosphere. Alcoholic fermentation occurs in stainless steel tanks for 12 days at 12C. 100% unoaked. Some of the carbonation is kept in the wine during fermentation to exhibit some fizz at the time of drinking.
Tasting Notes: Aromas and flavors of strawberries, red-currant and white pepper show very good clarity and energy. Concentrated yet lithe rosado, with a nervy acid structure providing shape and lift. Finishes taut and minerally, with an echo of red berries. This dry, floral rose wine exhibits strawberry flavors and pairs well with pizza, white meats, salmon and grilled vegetables.