2011 Algueira Joven Mencia Ribeira Sacra

SKU #1125090

Algueira proves with this wine that they not only excel at making first rate, oak aged wine from their Riberia Sacra holdings, but a delicious unoaked example as well. Spicy dark cherry fruit, with some plums, leads to a delightfully fresh and crisp palate. Tangy cherry fruits flavors also show hints of warm earth and black olives, as well as some interesting nuanced, layered flavors for a mere unoaked young Mencia based wine. Very highly recommended! (Joe Manekin, K&L Spanish wine buyer)

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Price: $4.99

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By: Mike Barber |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 5/15/2013  | Send Email
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Mencias from ribeira sacra tend to be more elegant than their bierzo brethren. This wine is a fine example at a perfect price- bitter raspberry fruit and earth with an elegant body and light tannin.
Top Value! Drink from 2013 to 2015

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Other Red Wines

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Spain

- With more land under vine than any other country in the world, Spain is the great sleeping wine giant. In recent years, a great deal of money and passion has been poured in the burgeoning Spanish wine industry, helping to improve quality among its vast array of wines from sparkling Cava to Sherry to Rioja Gran Reserva. The most important red-wine-producing regions are Rioja, Ribera del Duero and Navarra in the north and Priorat and Penedes in the northeast.
Alcohol Content (%): 13.5