Avanthia Mencia Cuvee Mosteiro 2013 750ml
SKU 770138

Avanthia Cuvee Mosteiro Mencia 2013

Valdeorras - Galicia - Spain

Professional Wine Reviews for Avanthia Cuvee Mosteiro Mencia 2013

Rated 89 by Wine Spectator
Savory notes of tobacco, game and tar frame cherry and plum fruit in this expressive red. Firm tannins support a thick texture, while balsamic acidity keeps this balanced. Drink now through 2020.
Rated 88 by Robert Parker
Made from old-vine Mencia planted between 1950 and 1970, the 2013 Cuvée Mosteiro was aged in 2-year-old French oak for 12 months prior to bottling. Its dense ruby/purple color is followed by a Cabernet Franc-like perfume of forest floor, blueberries, raspberries, damp earth and resiny pine forest aromas. This complex, medium-bodied, delicious red should drink nicely for 3-5 years.
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Region: Galicia

Galicia, in northern Spain, was once a prosperous and highly popular wine producing region. Despite the strong influence and often bad weather brought by the Atlantic Ocean, the vintners of Galicia knew how to make the most of the grape varietals which thrived in their vineyards, and were renowned for producing excellent, characterful wines full of flavor and beautiful aromatic qualities. However, the economic collapse which occurred in Galicia in the 19th century all but destroyed the region's wine industry and reputation, and it looked as though the region would never recover. Thankfully for lovers of Spanish wines, plenty of money and effort was spent in rebuilding the Galician wine industry over the past few decades, and today, more and more wineries are once again making their distinctive single variety and blended white and red wines, and finding new fans across the globe.

Country: Spain

Ever since the Phoenicians and Romans brought their knowledge of vine cultivation to Spanish soils, the country's culture has grown alongside wine production, with wine being a vital part of Spanish identity and Spanish traditions. Each region of Spain has a wine quite distinct from the others, and it is produced by smallholders and families as much as it is by large companies and established wineries. From the relatively mild and lush regions of La Rioja to the arid plateaus that surround Madrid, grapes are grown in abundance for the now booming Spanish wine industry, and new laws and regulations have recently been put in place to keep the country's standards high. By combining traditional practices with modern technology, Spanish wineries are continuing to produce distinctive wines of great character, flavor and aroma, with the focus shifting in recent decades to quality over quantity.