Guimaro Joven Mencia 2018

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  • South Melbourne
  • Sydney
 The grapes come from different vineyards (70% from the Sil, 30% form the Miño), ages, soils and orientations. It was bottled at 13% alcohol after four to eight months with the lees but without bâtonnage. I tasted from a bottle filled in August (they do more than one bottling), and the wine is serious and lasts in bottle, unlike other young wines that can hardly live after the summer. Right now, this 2018 seems to be in a sweet spot. It's very expressive, young and fresh but has settled in bottle. In 2018, they used some of the young wine to keep the oak vats filled at all times so that some lots can be in oak vats short periods, and this helps the wines to avoid reduction, as Mencía in stainless steel can sometimes be reductive. This is drinking perfectly, but it should easily last for another 4-5 years. LUIS GUTIERREZ