20 Baltos El Bierzo D.o. Mencia Dominio de Tares 2006
Harvest was carried out manually followed by an immediate pre-fermentation cold-soak for 3 days in stainless steel tanks at 12°C. Alcoholic fermentation also took place in stainless steel tanks over a span of 15 days at sub-24°C temperatures with daily pump-overs. Full malolactic fermentation occurred as well. The wine was aged in 2nd-use French oak barriques for 9 months, followed by 9 months in bottle after it was fined and filtered.
External Reviews for 20 Baltos El Bierzo D.o. Mencia Dominio de Tares
Dominio de Tares Baltos 2006: Tief weinroter Wein mit violetten Farbnuancen. Starke Aromen von reifen Früchten und Mineralien. Frisch, elegant und sehr lecker mit einer Palette von Geschmacksrichtungen. Süße Tannine und einem frischen und ausgewogenem Säuregehalt.Weingut: Dominio de TaresRegion: Kastilien - LeónRebsorte: MenciaInhalt: 0.75 lAlkoholgehalt: 13,5 Vol.%Lagerfähigkeit: fünf bis sieben Jahre ab JahrgangFassreife: sechs Monate in Barriques gereiftEmpfohlene Serviertemperatur: 16-18°C Rotwein > Spanien > Kastilien-León
Shows a deep red claret colour with violet hue towards the rim.Powerful nose with ripe red fruit, and hint of violets and minerals.Fresh, elegant and clean, delicious with plenty of varietal flavours onthe palate.Sweet tannins and refreshing but integrated acidity.
One can appreciate all the subtlety and elegance of the Mencia grape.Visually it is an attractive cherry red colour, with violet tones aroundthe rim. In the nose it offers strong fruity aromas of raspberries andcherries, as well as flowery hints of violet, which form a harmoniousensemble with the wood with hints of liquorice, chocolate, toffee,vanilla, and spices. In the mouth it is smooth, full bodied, and elegant,with the characteristic traits of the Mencia grape blended with thetoasted flavours of the oak casks noticeable in the retronasal.It has a long and smooth finish.We recommend serving at 18C in afine large round glass.
Food Pairings for 20 Baltos El Bierzo D.o. Mencia Dominio de Tares
This wine has a cherry red color with violet hues along the rim. The nose is powerful with intense fruity aromas, specifically red berries. Subtle flowery hints come through as well. These same characteristics are found on the palate as well, in addition to oak and spices.