Veronica is based in Valtuille de Abajo, and this wine comes from various parcels of organically tended vines around the village averaging 80yo. Given a 15-day maceration and aged for seven months, half in 800ltr amphoras and half in 2-3yo barrels. 46mg total sulphur levels. Medium bodied, with bags of dark fruit and lovely acidity. Mencia is a wonderful grape!
Notes on the producer
Veronica Ortega was brought up in Cadiz with five elder brothers and a famous bullfighting father, but catching the wine bug in the 2000s she moved away to Priorat where she worked with Alvaro Palacios and Daphné Glorian (Clos Erasmus), then Burn Cottage in Central Otago NZ, Niepoort in the Douro, Comte Armand and then a season at DRC in Burgundy so she has quite the pedigree. She loves the region of Bierzo, for its history, the authenticity of its wines, its strong Atlantic influence, and the grape variety in Mencia.