2019 Mencia

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THE YEAR THAT
We welcomed new wine dog Tex to the clan.

Never tasted Mencia before? May as well start now! A new variety to Australia, it’s packed with violet florals, cherry syrup, and a bright, punchy, savoury palate. Whip up some Paella and settle in for a long lunch (and lifelong love affair) with this Spanish beauty.

TASTING NOTE

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AROMA
Plenty of violet florals, cherry syrup and jubey blackbery concentrate.
PALATE
Like drinking flowers, the Mencia has such a delicious palate. Bright, fresh and zesty – this red has limited oak impact and is all about the fruit. Chewy berry flavours abound.
WINE & VINTAGE

Never tasted Mencia before? May as well start now! A new variety to Australia from its home in Spain, it’s packed with flavour.
Made in the ‘joven’ style – meaning that it has limited oak and is fresh and slurpy and ready to drink.

Whip up some Paella and settle in for a long lunch (and a lifelong love affair) with this Spanish beauty.

HISTORY

With 300 acres of premium grapevines on the Taranga property, the Oliver family has over 50 blocks representing different grape varieties, clones, soil types & vine ages. Each vintage, different varieties & blocks will show their strength and from this has been born the ‘SMALL BATCH’ range. These wines have been handcrafted to speak of both the variety and the vintage in which they have been produced.

WINE MAKER
Corrina Wright, 6th Generation
SMALL BATCH PRODUCTION
4001 bottles
GRAPE VARIETY

100% Mencia
(pron. MEN-THEE-A)

REGION
100% McLaren Vale
COLOUR
Bright purple red
ALCOHOL
13.0%

WHAT THE WRITERS HAVE TO SAY

2019
James Halliday

Progressively planted '16-'19, this is the second vintage, Oliver's the leader of the pack of handful menica producers. Hand-picked, open-fermented, no additions other that SO2 post mlf (as for the Oliver's red wines). pressed at dryness to used French hogsheads. Supple, smooth, spiced black fruits, great balance and length. A surprise packet.

95 points
James Suckling

Very attractive aromas of spiced blueberries and violets with fresh tobacco and light white-pepper notes,too. The palate is very supple, smooth and layered with a fresh delivery of smooth-honed tannin, carrying rich blueberry flavors. Pastry-like finish.
Drink over the next five years. Screw cap.

92 points
Toni Paterson

Intensely-coloured with a deep crimson hue. Pomegranate and dark cherry aromatics with a hint of stonefruit and violet. The palate is succulent and moreish with a beautiful floral vein running throughout and faint earthy accents. It is a beautiful and intriguing wine with individual character and personality. Dark and juicy.