Telmo Rodriguez is one of Spain's greatest winemakers. From the start, the aim of his company has been to use native Spanish varieties. Gaba do Xil Mencia is grown in shallow soils, with steep granite packed sloping terraces facing south, west, and northwest.
Mencía is an incredibly exciting grape that’s both refreshing (here, due to the Atlantic influence in Valdeorras) and complex. Gaba do Xil doesn’t disappoint. Its nose is spicy and herbal, with aromas of thyme, cherry and violet. The wine is unoaked, so the purity of the fruit character shines through, long onto the finish. The tannins are fine-grained, melting in the mouth; a refreshing slatey minerality lingers on the finish. Try this with cured meats, aubergine dishes or even lamb curry.
Country: SpainRegion: Galicia, ValdeorrasColour: Red Grape: MenciaVintage: 2017Bottle Size: 75cl Bottle Retail Price: £17.50
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