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Red cherry, with captivating intensity, revealing elegant aromas of black and red fruits of the forest, spicy notes of black pepper, cloves, balsamic aromas of eucalyptus, and light toasted notes and subtle vanilla. Fresh acidity and elegant tannins maintain the balance and lead to a long a pleasing finish.
"Dark purple. Highly perfumed blue fruit, floral and baking spice aromas show very good clarity and a touch of smoky minerality. Silky, seamless and precise on the palate, offering bitter cherry, boysenberry and spicecake flavors that deepen slowly on the back half. The spice and mineral notes drive a long, focused finish that's given shape by smooth, fine-grained tannins." 90 points, Vinous
Fraga do Corvo Mencia is produced by the family winery, Fragas do Lecer (Monterrei DO) which is located in Vilaza, Galicia, in Northwest Spain, within the valley of Monterrei, right by the Támega river. The winery was founded in 2005 by the Boo-Rivero family, winegrowers with a history of over 30 years committment toward growing indigineous varietals.
The vineyards total 45 acres, in 28 different estate vineyards. This diversity results in various soil types: granite based, sandy, and slate, offering great complexity to the wines. The Tamaguelos estate has over 10 acres of Godello and Mencia vines that are over 30 years old. In addition, they also have some of the oldest Godello and Mencia vines in the region, over 50 years old.
Fragas do Lecer practices organic viticulture, with maximum respect for the vineyards, and minimum intervention.
Fraga do Corvo Mencia