This unoaked blend of Mencia (85%) and old vine Garnacha Tintureira (a.k.a. Alicante Bouschet) is light to medium bodied and vivid purple red in colour. Wonderfully fragrant, the nose is redolent of summer pudding, fresh red berries and crushed rose petals, with hints of vanilla and violet.
You can chill this slightly, especially in summer, the lower temperature will accentuate the red fruits and vibrant acidity, providing a delicious extra freshness and crunch to the palate.
Valdeorras, meaning “valley of gold”, is a small and possibly the earliest wine-producing region in Galicia in Spain’s north-west, producing wine since Roman times. Much of the production is white, including Albariño, Godello and Treixadura, with fashionable Mencia now the most popular red grape grown.
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