Made from a selection of best Mencia from south facing vineyards between 800 and 900 meters in elevation. The vines are between 70 and 80 years old, yielding 25 Hectoliters per hectare and are grown in decomposed slate along with abundant mother rock. Grapes were hand harvested and sorted prior to de-stemming and fermentation with native yeasts in stainless steel tanks. The wine was aged for 18 months in French oak barrels prior to be bottled, unfiltered.
The Wine Advocate
The top of the range is the 2013 Art, pure Mencía from a cool vintage. This has a classical nose of the 1990s style of concentrated and generously oaked reds, quite exuberant, full of spices and ripe berries, a little backward and also quite young. The palate is medium to full-bodied, with good concentration, abundant, fine-grained tannins and good underlying acidity. This has the stuffing to age nicely, you feel the intensity and balance of the old vines. 12,500 bottles produced. Issue #224, April 2016