• Alvarez de Toledo Mencia Roble 2013

    Alvarez de Toledo Mencia Roble 2013

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    This Alvarez de Toledo Mencia Roble is complex, full of fruit, and velvety smooth. It's ready to drink now, or hang onto it for another 2-3 years. Your choice. We're opening ours now... Think cured meats and tapas. A platter of Jamon Iberico and some Manchego cheese will do us just fine. Ham croquettas wouldn't hurt either. The delicious notes of balsamic, dark fruit and leather make this Mencia Roble the ideal choice for roasted meats from venison to game birds. Charred flavors are heavenly opposite the lush fruit of this Alvarez de Toledo. Our first choice, and great for a crowd, is a roast suckling pig. Olive-crusted roast racks of lamb are another terrific option. Pan-fried pork chops with garbanzo beans, tomatoes and paprika will have everybody smiling too. You'll want to get out the goblets for this phenomenal Spaniard winelovers! Es tan delicioso, baby!  

    Wine Enthusiast: "Ripe plum and violet aromas carry a slight note of prune. Blackened, roasted blackberry and blueberry flavors finish with charred, meaty intensity. Drink through 2020." Apr 2016

    Winery: "Our wine stands out because of its marked fruity character which brings out all the qualities and characteristics of the Mencia variety. Its time in the barrel accentuates these qualities by providing subtlety, elegance and complexity. In mouth is silky, fruity, with persistence and great kindness."

    Bottle
    750ml, cork     
    Varietal 100% Mencia
    Alcohol 
    13.5%
    Aging 10 months in American and French oak
    Region Bierzo, Castilla Leon, Spain