Demencia Mencia 2019 is a new release with a new label design. We finally adopted new Bierzo Classification of ‘Vino de Villa’. It’s An aging wine that took its time to be launched when it got its best moment.
Finally we have a new release from our Demencia Mencia that is the wine that we consider our Vino de Villa (Village). All the grapes of this wine come from vineyards in Villafranca del Bierzo. We work old vineyards with bush vines and poor soils. They are at least 80 years old. The yield per plant is so low, and the grapes get great complexity and potential for making an aging wine. It’s our new vintage from our iconic wine also with a new label on it. I hope you’ll enjoy it. The wine stayed in cellar close to 4 years and now it’s on its enjoyable time.
|Climat:||Villegas||Requeixada||Fuente San Lázaro|
|Village:||Valtuille de Abajo||Valtuille de Abajo||Villafranca del Bierzo|
|Plants/ha:||4,500 plants/ha||4,600 plants/ha||4,200 plants/ha|
|Soil:||Sandy loam||Clays||Clay loam|
|Altitude||510 m||500 m||600 m|
Vintage 2019 has been conditioned by low rainfall. The winter was tough, with intense frosts on January and February. Sprouting was late. We suffered the last frost on April 12th. This was followed by a mild and calm spring with little rainfall except for a heavy storm on June 23th . The summer was dry, almost without rain, and strong heat waves especially the last week of July. The grapes reached a balanced maturation although the drought caused a blockage in the end. We started the harvest on September 7th and it lasted for 20 days.
I find fruity and somewhat rounded wines. A vintage that can demonstrate the great adaptation that Mencia variety shows to different climates in Bierzo. Composed with grapes from these three terroirs, we do the winemaking and ageing separately and then I made this lovely ‘coupage’ trying to find a wine with great complexity.
|Fermentation:||Stainless Steel Tank|
|Aging:||24 months barrel, racking twice, 9 months tank|
|Bottled:||June 30th 2022|
|Total production:||1,168 bottles (0.75l)|
|Total Acidity:||5.80 gr ac tart/ l|
|Volatile acidity:||0.80 gr ac acet/ l|
|Malic acid:||0.09 gr/ l|
|Total Sulphur:||42 mg/ l|
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