Adras Mencia considered in the top 7 best Mencia's from Spain
Jul 31, 2019
VinePair Editor Tim McKirdy and a tasting panel recently tasted a range of wines made from the Mencia grape, from a number of Denominations of Origin in northwest Spain, in an article entitled, "7 of Spain’s Best Mencía Wines, Tasted and Ranked." He contrasts the range of styles this grape can present from "powerful, intensely fruity reds" to "in a more delicate guise, the grape’s floral, spicy notes shine through."
Adras Mencia DO Ribeira Sacra 2016 was included in their list of top picks. Produced in Ribeira Sacra from grapevines that are at least 40 years old, this ruby-red wine has nicely balanced red cherries and floral notes. Seven months’ aging in used French oak barrels softens its tannins and brings a subtle vanilla sweetness.