Adega Sernande "Vertixe" 2018
Ribeira Sacra, Spain
Vertixe roughly translates to vertigo which can accurately describe the feeling one gets when drinking this wine, it is so disarming. This bottle comes from 100% wild Mencia sourced from old vines grown on the mineral rich soils of Ribeira Sacra. A portion of the stems are left on during fermentation which gives the wine a brambly, rustic flavor that allows the rambunctious nature of the fruit to remain. Flavors of raspberry, blackberry, cocoa and anise. Some time in used barrel softens this Mencia’s tannins. This bottle pairs so well with food. Red meats, rich cheeses, root vegetables, mushrooms and all kinds of spices.