£13.90/ 0.75 L btl
Algueira Mencía 2019
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Founded in 1996 and lying in the municipal district of Doade, Adega Algueira is run by wine-maker and owner, Fernando González. The white grape vines, Albariño, Treixadura, Godello and Loureiro, are dotted about over the near-vertical, steep terraces along the length of the River Sil and enjoy a marked Atlantic microclimate; whilst the red ones, Mencía, Sousón, Caiño and Merenzao, grow on the slopes opposite, shielded from the cold by a Mediterranean microclimate. All these vines lie on rocky ground covered with slaty schist.
On the oenology side, Fernando relies upon the support and advice of Raúl Pérez, and his wines have received good reviews from Robert Parker, who has awarded them excellent scores for a number of years.
Algueira Mencia is the company's little gem; a strong wine, pure in nature, with an amazing intensity of colour, so characteristic of a quality Mencia. A subtle reduced note is apparent which is perfectly acceptable and bodes well for the evolution of this lovely young wine. A good swirl of the glass releases a wonderful array of aromas, topped by strawberries and blackberries.
Plenty of punch here from the Ribeira Sacra.
Magret of duck / Veal carpaccio / Roasted pork
- Optimum serving temperature:14ºC
Outstanding wine and value
Tasted blind, I'd take this for a lively New Zealand pinot noir. Lovely middle weight, well integrated oak and brimming with red fruit.by: Francisco García Vegas (12/11/2020)
Joven y débil Mencia
Se queda muy corto este Mencia de Algueira . Me ha decepcionado en boca por su débil carácter .by: Antonio (19/06/2020)
Gran vino, muy redondo. Gran relación calidad-precioby: Rafa (13/09/2018)
La uva mencía en su expresión fresca, un vino de entrada a la bodega y a la zona. Facil y agradableby: Maron (20/06/2018)
This is one of my regular wines, it's a juicy fruity easy wine, maybe in this vintage a bit short of acidity.
Adega Algueira has opted for indigenous grape varieties (for the reds, Mencia, Albarello, Merenzao and Caíño, and for the whites, Godello, Loureiro, Albariño and Treixadura) and based its production exclusively on grapes grown in its own vineyards, situated on slopes by the River Sil, and benefiting from an exceptional microclimate.The bodega itself, equipped with the latest technology available for wine production and bottling, fits perfectly with the natural environment and...