Pago De Valdoneje Mencia Vinas Viejas 2013 750ml
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Pago De Valdoneje Vinas Viejas Mencia 2013

Bierzo - Castilla Y Leon - Spain

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Rated 91 by Decanter
Opaque ruby. Potent, smoke-accented black and blue fruits and minerals on the perfumed nose, with a sexy incense nuance adding complexity. Sweet and incisive on the palate, offering juicy boysenberry and violet pastille flavors and a building notes of allspice. Puts on weight with air and finishes sappy and broad, with sneaky tannins coming in late to add shape and grip. (Galloni)
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Region: Castilla Y Leon

The ancient, arid and beautiful region of Castilla y Leon is the largest in Spain, and amongst the largest single 'regions' in any country of Europe. It has been famed throughout the centuries for its architecture, its people, its art and literature, and not least for its characterful and flavorful wines, which capture the beating heart and passion of Spain and Spanish culture. Castilla y Leon is essentially a vast plateau, and is extremely dry, with a poor soil structure which one might think would make viticulture difficult, if not impossible. However, Castilla y Leon has plenty of native grape varietals which are able to stretch their roots deep underground, to tap into the moisture and minerals which can be found there.

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.