grape is coming into Galicia in the
Middle Age across The French Way to Santiago de Compostela by
the pilgrims and it is the local variety of the Cabernet Franc
original from Bordeaux.
The stock grow under the influence of the Atlantic
climate similar to the original place of the stock wine, and
sitting in the Galician soils became a grape sweet and aromatic
grape with a good alcohol gradatión.
The best soils are sitting in the lows mountains sides that
enclose the valley from the north. Here, the weighted average
temperature is over 13º Centigrade and the weighted average
rainfall is about 800mm by year.
The grape, knowing as well as Negra or Médoc,
became a wine with a red purple coulour. The aroma is elegant,
attractive, a lighter fruity, crisp and very good well balanced.
With a long finish and length, the fruit, acid, wood flavours
are in the right proportion.
The Mencía wine goes well with all the
main courses specially meat hunting.