Wine Avancia Cuvee De O Mencia
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- GRAPE EXCHANGE: Mencía grape
- TYPE OF WINE: Red
- Designation of Origin: Valdeorras
- ALCOHOL CONTENT: 13,5º vol.
- SERVICE TEMPERATURE: 14º-16º C
- WINERIES: Avancia
- TASTING NOTES: Floral nose, blue and violet flowers, red berries. A touch of smoke. Light, delicate, subtle. Very fruity.
- BARREL AGING: 8 months
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Elaboration of Avancia Cuvee De O Mencia wine
Harvested by hand and stored in small baskets. Primary fermentation takes place in small (two to five tons) open stainless steel fermenters with native yeasts. After a slow and meticulous processing in a vertical press, malolactic fermentation (MLF) is carried out in used French oak barrels from Bordeaux and Burgundy.
What kind of wine is Avancia Cuvee De O Mencia
Eight months sur lie in used French oak barrels from Burgundy and Bordeaux with battonage.
The Avancia winery
Bodegas Avancia is located on the slate slopes of Valdeorras, rising above the Sil river. Receiving the name of the mining activity that the Romans exercised in the area (Val-de-Oras could be translated from Latin as Valle del Oro), Valdeorras has an exceptional terroiridóne for the cultivation of two of the most important autochthonous Spanish varieties - Godello and Mencía.
In 2016, Robert Parker Jr. declared: “One of my favorite wineries in Spain is Bodegas Avancia. This is a small property of little more than 9 Ha, dry land
Designation of Origin of Avancia Cuvee De O Mencia
Valdeorras is a denomination of origin whose production area is located in the North-Eastern part of the province of Orense. It is made up of 8 municipalities. Watered by the Sil river, it obtained the qualification of designation of origin in 1945.
Grape varieties used in Avancia Cuvee De O Mencia
Made 100% with the mencia grape variety
Vineyards located in Bancales and Ladeira. Located on the north bank of the Sil river. Southeast orientation.
Bancales vineyard age: 1950; Ladeira: 1980
Soils of mainly slate composition interspersed with small amounts of quartz.
Wine pairing Avancia Cuvee De O Mencia
Ideal with red meats, sausages and roasts.
Occasions to take Avancia Cuvee De O Mencia
Perfect to accompany meals in the country with friends.
Quality / Price Ratio of Avancia Cuvee De O Mencia
Good value for money
Degree of alcohol and serving temperature Avancia Cuvee De O Mencia
Its alcohol content is 13.5º vol, and it is recommended to drink between 14º-16º C temperature of the wine.
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