The grapes come from vineyards, oriented south, planted in calcareous clay at 750 meters above sea level, with an average age of the vines between 25 and 30 year old. Harvested by hand. Fermented in stainless steel vats and bottled unfiltered.
View from the Cellar
The 2014 Mencía from Bodegas Luna Beberide is all fermented and raised in stainless steel tanks, having been sourced from vines that average twenty-five to thirty years of age. The wine is pretty ripe at 13.5 percent alcohol, but shows good freshness in its bouquet of cassis, black cherries, graphite, espresso, a touch of tree bark, lovely spice tones and a fine base of soil. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and solid at the core, with a bit of backend tannin, fine focus and grip and very good length on the nascently complex finish. This wine has excellent stuffing and depth for its price point, which is well under twenty dollars a bottle here in New York! 2016-2025+. Issue Sixty-One January-February 2016
Bright violet color. Fresh red and dark berry scents, along with suggestions of white pepper and licorice. Juicy and tightly focused on entry, then fleshier in the mid-palate, offering sappy blackberry, bitter cherry and lavender flavors supported by a spine of zesty acidity. Finishes with firm grip, chewy tannins and very good length, leaving a subtle floral quality behind. This wine was raised entirely in stainless steel and bottled without filtration.
2018 – 2022 Atlantic Spain