Losada Vinos De Finca
Aiming to make elegant wine in Bierzo, Losada Vinos de Finca sought out old Bierzo vineyards traditionally planted on clay soils. Losada was established on the outskirts of the village of Pieros, on the St James pilgrimage route, midway between Cacabelos and Villafranca del Bierzo. The company also owns vineyard plots, planted mainly on clay soils round Valtuille de Arriba, where grapes for Altos de Losada are produced. The philosophy is to extract to maximum expression from the region’s terroir via the painstaking selection of estates and vineyards. Complexity and elegance are the grassroots of the Losada Vinos de Finca project.
Sweet berries with some fresh flowers on the nose. It’s medium-bodied with firm, silky tannins and a delicious finish. Lightly citrusy in the aftertaste. Drink now.
This dark ruby colored Mencia opens with a wet stone and ripe blackberry bouquet with hints of potting soil. On the palate, this wine is medium plus bodied with medium plus acidity. The mouthfeel is round and rustic. The flavor profile is an extracted blackberry and graphite blend with notes of oak, black tea, black pepper. I also detected hints of black licorice and loam. The finish is very dry and its sticky tannins build-up and will settle down if you decant it. As result, I would recommend decanting this wine before serving it with a Brazilian Alcatra steak.