‘Chica’ Mencia Rose

Small Batch Wines  |  2014 'Chica' Mencia Rose

James Halliday, The Wine Companion, Mar 2015, 90 points

Rating: 90 points
Drink By: 2015
Price: $24.00
Date Tasted: 07 Aug 2014
Alcohol: 10%

James Halliday - Published on 17 Mar 2015

The first vintage of a newly imported variety from Spain. Bright, clear purple-crimson; the expectation is (given the low alcohol) that it will be off-dry, but it is in fact bone dry, with red berry, lemon zest and crunchy acidity. Fascinating.

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Closure

Stelvin

Grape Variety

Mencia

Growing Region

McLaren Vale

Colour

Bright Rose

Aroma

Lifted floral notes, strawberries and cream, watermelon and sweet spice

Palate

Watermelon notes, strawberries and cream, watermelon and sweet spice

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