Bush vine Mencia, hand harvested , crushed and destemmed. Temperature controlled alcoholic fermentation to 28 degrees C in open stainless steel and wooden vats for 10 days with plunging and delistage for colour and tannin extraction followed by a short maceration. Pressed off skins using only free run wine followed by full malolactic fermentation. The wine is then cold stabilised and given a fine earth filtration prior to membrane filtration.
The vineyards are located in the valleys between the villages of Corullon, Villafranca del Bierzo and Cacabelos.
Very complex soils ranging from alluvial clays and stones at the valley floor to granite and schist higher up on the slopes. Harvest took place from the end of September and into October 2014. It was a fresh, light harvest with slightly lower alcohol than in other years.
Careful selection of grapes and the collaboration between Norrel Robertson MW and experts with local knowledge have produced a clean and pure Mencia wine typical of the Bierzo area.