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E he Mencía 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.

Mencía stock wine

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.

FIN

 

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