Adega Algueira

Mencia

2021
Galicia
Spain
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A-DAY-ga Al-gay-EE-ra MEN-see-ya
Varietal
Mencía
$22
Flavors & Quality
Black Cherry Black Cherry
Sour Cherry Sour Cherry
Mineral Mineral
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COLOR
Medium Red/Ruby
BODY
TANNIN
ACIDITY
SWEET
ALCOH.
12.5%
GRAPE(S)
Mencía
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Ribeira Sacra, Galicia
GRAPE VARIETAL(S)
Mencía
100% MEN-see-ya
Mencia is seeing something of a renaissance in Spain, specifically in the Bierzo, Ribeira Sacra, Monterrei and Valdeorras. Stylistically, it can vary from what was traditionally an aromatic and fruity red wine, and attractive rosé wines, to more intense, concentrated examples from low yielding vines, especially in Bierzo.
Country / State
Spain
Region
Galicia
Producer
Adega Algueira
Vintage
2021
Adega Algueira VineyardsAdega Algueira Vineyards

Adega Algueira

Ribeira Sacra

Located among the beautiful undulating hills of Galicia on steep terraced slopes that ascend from the Sil River is the winery of Adega Algueira. The estate produces biodynamic wines of unique character, elegance, and exceptional value. 

Fernando Algueira in the vineyardFernando Algueira in the vineyard
Adega Algueira vineyardsAdega Algueira vineyards

The vineyards are planted on extremely steep inclines, some of which extend to almost 75 degrees, forming a veritable wall of wine! Working these extraordinary schist-laden terraces of vines is a labor of love as they must be tended and harvested by hand.

Their standout wine, the Ribeira Sacra, shows the potential of mencía—it is an expressive wine that balances both a purity of fruit and an underlying earthy character unique to this estate. These are inspired wines from a passionate and humble duo.