wines

EL LLANO

Designation of origin:
DO BIERZO
Grape variety:
Mencía
Harvest:
2017
Vineyard:
Head-pruned old vines, planted on slopes at more than 675m.
Soil:
Soil very poor in organic matter, with an large percentage of decomposed slate and boulders.
Elaboration:
Alcoholic fermentation in stainless steel tanks at controlled temperatures. Maceration of the skins is performed using the bazuqueos technique without pumps, for a total of 15 days. Malolactic fermentation in oak barrels, followed by 12 months’ aging “sur lie” in French oak barrels of 300 litres. Bottled without clarifying.
Alcohol content:
14,5% Vol
Annual production:
850 bottles.
Tasting notes:
Intense and vivid red cherry colour. The nose is intense and complex. Floral hints of ripe fruit and flowers predominate, accompanied by violet floral notes, elegant dark and red fruits notes, accompanied by lower and elegant balsamic and mineral notes, clearly defining the terroir and its character. Good attack on the palate. With ripe and rounded tannins, the wine is voluminous and velvety without nice acidity balance. The fruit is in perfect harmony with the aromas of oak and the intense minerality, achieving a deep and complex finish. Harmonious wine, long and persistent.
Guides ranking:
Guía Peñin 2019 91
Guía Peñín 2020 92