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Denominacion de Origen
Towns of O Barco and Villamartín de Valdeorras, in the Valley of Valdeorras, Province of Ourense, in the Northeast of the D.O.
Finca Julia – 1990 (Villamartín de Valdeorras) – grey slate intermixed with decomposed quartz; Finca As Chas – 1983 (Villamartín de Valdeorras) - grey slate intermixed with decomposed quartz; Finca El Sierro – 1978 (O Barco de Valdeorras) – alluvial soils
1990, 1983, 1978
Traditional dry farmed viticulture. Organic Gobelet trained vines. Cultivated completely by hand.
Primarily slate soils intermixed with small quantities of quartz.
Mediterranean climate with an Atlantic influence. Very cold winters and very warm hot summers.
Hand-harvested and stored in small baskets. Primary fermentation takes place in small (two to five ton) open top stainless-steel fermenters with indigenous yeast. Slow vertical basket press followed by malolactic fermentation in used French oak Bordeaux and Burgundy barrels.
Eight months sur lie in used Bordeaux and Burgundy barrels with battonage.
Cuvée de O Mencía represents the minerality and authentic, clean, varietal expression of the Mencía variety from Valdeorras.