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Algueira Mencía 2019

Algueira Mencía

2019

Founded in 1996 and lying in the municipal district of Doade, Adega Algueira is run by wine-maker an...

11.95

/ btl 0.75 L

Details for Algueira Mencía 2019

Type

Wine Red Young

Origin

Grapes

Producer

Alcohol content

13.0%

Bottle size and vintage

0.75 L - 2019

Review

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.

Food pairing

Magret of duck / Veal carpaccio / Roasted pork

Recommendations

  • Optimum serving temperature:14ºC

Customer reviews

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by: Martin (27 Jul) - Vintage 2018

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: Antonio (19 Jun) - Vintage 2018

Exelente elección

Gran vino, muy redondo. Gran relación calidad-precio

by: Rafa (13/09/2018) - Vintage 2017

Mencía

La uva mencía en su expresión fresca, un vino de entrada a la bodega y a la zona. Facil y agradable

by: Maron (20/06/2018) - Vintage 2016

Pure fruit

This is one of my regular wines, it's a juicy fruity easy wine, maybe in this vintage a bit short of acidity.

by: Angel Martorell (16/08/2017) - Vintage 2015

Excelente opción de tinto para el verano

Un vino atlántico fácil de beber y no por ello menos recomendable. Del mismo Val do Sil, allá por la Ribeira Sacra (subzona de Amandi) llega este magnífico ejemplo de un mencía joven sin crianza, fresco para los dias calurosos. Un vino de la sólida y contrastada adega Algueira, de la comarca gallega de Terra de Lemos, que no ha dejado de crecer desde el dia que grácias al Club Viníssimus lo probé por primera vez y que bien merece los 90 puntos con los que la guía Peñín calificó esta añada de 2015.

Adega Algueira

Adega Algueira

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...