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Avancia Mencia Cuvee De o 2014 750ml

Rated 91 - (initially fermented in large stainless steel tanks, with malo in French oak barrels followed by six months of aging in the same casks...
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Avanthia Avancia 2013 750ml

Rated 90 - I only tasted one red, the 2013 Avancia that is produced with fruit from two old plots of head-pruned Mencía vines planted on steep...
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Avanthia Avancia 2014 750ml

Rated 93 - (fermented and aged in new French oak for 14 months): Bright purple. High-pitched cherry and blue fruit scents are complemented by a...
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Avanthia Mencia Cuvee Mosteiro 2013 750ml

Rated 89 - Savory notes of tobacco, game and tar frame cherry and plum fruit in this expressive red. Firm tannins support a thick texture, while...

Galicia Mencia Spain

The northern Spanish wine region of Galicia is a fascinating one indeed, and is most definitely a wine region to keep your eye on today and in the near future. Once an important center of viticulture and wine trade, Galicia suffered from a huge and devastating economic depression in the 19th century, leaving many of the vineyards untended and useless. However, the 20th century saw various organizations pour money into Galician wine making, thus rebooting the wine industry of this relative wet and windy region on the Atlantic coast. Today, the region is being celebrated for its superb and flavorful blended white wines, made from native grape varietals such as Albarino and Caino Blanca, and is continuing to rebuild itself and regain former glories.

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.