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Avancia Nobleza Mencía, 2021


Bodegas Avancia

Nose: Intense concentration of cola and dark berries. Palate: Dense flavors of slow-cooked black plums and blackberries, black licorice and pipe tobacco. Powerful wine.

Avancia Nobleza Mencía, 2021


Spain, Valdeorras


92pts. Wine Spectator

Varietal Composition:

Red Blend (90% Mencía, 10% Garnacha Tintorera, Mouratón (Juan García), Gran Negro, Sousón, Cariñena)

Fun Facts:

Vines planted between 1948-1963. Traditional dry farmed viticulture. Bodegas Avancia practices organic and does not use any chemically synthesized fungicides, pesticides, herbicides, or fertilizers.

Technical Data:

Fermentation Mode: 

Pre-fermentative maceration and fermentation in 600L open-top neutral French barrels. 1/3 of the production went through maceration and fermentation on whole clusters, 2/3 with a traditional destemmed (but not crushed) elaboration. Soft extraction. Pressed in a small, vertical basket press.

Malolactic Fermentation: 

Yes; in used 225L French barrique.

Maturation Mode & Time:

Eight months in French oak barrique (2nd through 5th use). Aged additional four months in bottle.

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