Mencia Movember

2019 Mencia

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

Mencia Movember -$3 of every 2019 Mencia sold in November is donated to support Men’s health.  Save a bro – drink Mencia.

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
Wine Enthusiast - C.P

Corrina Wright and her team have showed the viability of a variety rarely seen outside its native northern Spain home. The nose is dense and earthy but quickly opens with time in glass to reveal bushels of dried herbs, spices, cherries and flowers. Silky, brambly fruit is wound by firm, textured tannins on the medium-bodied palate. It’s a charming, restrained wine that balances New World sunshine with Old World charm. Epicurean Wines.

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.