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Alberto Orte A Portela Mencia 2015 750ml
SKU: 1990

Alberto Orte A Portela Mencia 2015

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Category Red Wine
Origin Spain, Galicia
Brand Alberto Orte
Alcohol/vol 13.5%
A unique wine produced with the rare Mencía grape (pronounced Men-THEE-ah). Mencía only grows in northwest Spain. In this case, A Portela comes from Valdeorras, which is one of the most inland wine regions of Galicia. During Roman times, Valdeorras was known for its gold, hence its name, "the valley of Gold". The vines are tended in granite and slate soil. The high elevation of this precious small part of Galicia produces Mencía grapes that are different from other Galician wine regions, flavors tend to be more uplifted, more floral, brighter and very pretty! A Portela signifies the doorstep to heaven. It is also the name of the high elevation hill of 5 hectares (12 acres) located in the town of Larouco (province of Ourense), where the Mencía vines that make this profound mineral wine come from. A Portela is a joint venture between the Sharon family and Vinos Atlántico. The Sharon family possesses the largest holdings of vineyard land in the Valdeorras appellation.
Wine Spectator
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Tart, tangy acidity leads the way in this light, firm red, energizing the cherry and cranberry flavors that mingle with herbal and licorice notes. Lively, but needs food for balance. Drink now.


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