2018 Mencia

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THE YEAR THAT
Don took Miah for driving lessons around the vineyard.

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
1733 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

Windsor Dobbin

Mencia: Many good wine judges are upbeat about the future of medium-bodied mencia in Australia and this northern Spanish variety from Galicia has enjoyed something of a boom at home over the past 20 years. Oliver’s Taranga in McLaren Vale is the main flag-bearer in Australia and makes both rosé and red table wine from the variety.

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