La Linea Mencia 2018
Over three vintages now the wine has been very consistent in style, with the same drop-dead beautiful crimson colour, and emphasis on fresh, bright fruit. Their are hints of white pepper, red cherries and red flowers all carried on a medium-weighted frame which is taut, with lovely gravelly but gentle tannins.
Mencia is a red grape with its home in north-western Spain, in the regions of Bierzo, Ribeira Sacra and Valdeorras. Here it has traditionally been made into light, relatively fragrant red for early consumption. In recent years, more concentrated and complex wines have resulted from some winemakers’ new interpretation of the variety.