Envinate

Lousas Viñas de Aldea Mencía

9.126 ratings
9.14 pro ratings
Ribeira Sacra, Galicia, Spain
Mencía
Top Notes For
Felipe Ferreiro

Sommelier/Wine Director Restaurante Las Rias Bajas

9.0

Claro, intensidad media, púrpura. Nariz limpia, intensidad media+, aromas primarios, joven fresa, cereza , floral . Boca seco, acidez media +, tanino medio + , alcohol medio, poco cuerpo, intensidad media y final largo.

Claro, intensidad media, púrpura. Nariz limpia, intensidad media+, aromas primarios, joven fresa, cereza , floral . Boca seco, acidez media +, tanino medio + , alcohol medio, poco cuerpo, intensidad media y final largo.

Jan 7th, 2018
Kyle Groombridge

Pretty pumped to find some Envinate wines at a little wine shop in the heart of Seattle. Grabbed this guy to see what all the hubbub about Ribeira Sacra is all about - and it did not disappoint. 85% Mencia with a field blend of local varieties rounding it out. Gorgeous alluring nose of fresh market black cherries, cherry candy, violet, and a bit of musky earth. Beautiful crunchy red fruit and textured cinnamon/clove spice plus a bit of graphitey (we’re gunna pretend that’s a word) minerality. Beautiful wine, and again, very gluggable. Wish I had more of this.

Pretty pumped to find some Envinate wines at a little wine shop in the heart of Seattle. Grabbed this guy to see what all the hubbub about Ribeira Sacra is all about - and it did not disappoint. 85% Mencia with a field blend of local varieties rounding it out. Gorgeous alluring nose of fresh market black cherries, cherry candy, violet, and a bit of musky earth. Beautiful crunchy red fruit and textured cinnamon/clove spice plus a bit of graphitey (we’re gunna pretend that’s a word) minerality. Beautiful wine, and again, very gluggable. Wish I had more of this.

2 people found it helpfulJul 21st, 2018
Alejandro Medina

Still a few left

Still a few left

Jun 19th, 2017
Garett Savage

One of those wines that you sip, taste, feel... And immediately go "Wow, this is a great wine!" Fleshy, with bright cherry singing a pure solo backed by a chorus of savory spices, wonderfully palatable acid, and pleasantly light tannins. The finish defies expectation by lingering longer than many wines much heavier, but also with a much happier expression of flavors. Drink this and smile!

One of those wines that you sip, taste, feel... And immediately go "Wow, this is a great wine!" Fleshy, with bright cherry singing a pure solo backed by a chorus of savory spices, wonderfully palatable acid, and pleasantly light tannins. The finish defies expectation by lingering longer than many wines much heavier, but also with a much happier expression of flavors. Drink this and smile!

Mar 6th, 2020
R David Fuhrman

Cuvée Viticole

Cuvée Viticole

Feb 7th, 2020
Rashed Chowdhury

Lousas from Envinate, vinas de aldea CV (Cuvée Viticole). Color: Dark ruby to pale garnet around the rim. Nose: red fruit and pepper, blackberry fruit, hot spices (cinnamon, cloves, and black pepper). Kind of a hearty nose, like the smell of spices from a hearty chili.
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I have not had many mencia before, so can’t really present a fair comparison. This is how I compartmentalize this wine: It has the structure of a well-made Burgundy minus the telltale leather flavors of a pinot noir. Other than that, the earthiness and the tannins and the length are simply majestic like the best of burgundy... but which Burgundy? I can’t tell, @brianmcclinticms, any thoughts?
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@viticolewine great collaboration with Envinate, keep ‘em coming. Migan (La Habanera) was out of this world, and this one keeps growing on me!

Lousas from Envinate, vinas de aldea CV (Cuvée Viticole). Color: Dark ruby to pale garnet around the rim. Nose: red fruit and pepper, blackberry fruit, hot spices (cinnamon, cloves, and black pepper). Kind of a hearty nose, like the smell of spices from a hearty chili.
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I have not had many mencia before, so can’t really present a fair comparison. This is how I compartmentalize this wine: It has the structure of a well-made Burgundy minus the telltale leather flavors of a pinot noir. Other than that, the earthiness and the tannins and the length are simply majestic like the best of burgundy... but which Burgundy? I can’t tell, @brianmcclinticms, any thoughts?
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@viticolewine great collaboration with Envinate, keep ‘em coming. Migan (La Habanera) was out of this world, and this one keeps growing on me!

Mar 3rd, 2019
Ned Gray Creed

That tart raspberry seed pop. It’s a sipper.

That tart raspberry seed pop. It’s a sipper.

Jun 6th, 2018
Jordi Pazo

Vila. Cata Tintos de Galicia. 16,20
14.05.18

Vila. Cata Tintos de Galicia. 16,20
14.05.18

May 14th, 2018
Fabian Kühlhorn

Tack för tipset om gourmethunter, @Jens Ericsson ! Den här kostade €13 men smakade betydligt dyrare

Tack för tipset om gourmethunter, @Jens Ericsson ! Den här kostade €13 men smakade betydligt dyrare

May 4th, 2018
Rick Pitcher

Herbaceous, mineral driven and bringin’ the funk.

Herbaceous, mineral driven and bringin’ the funk.

Nov 1st, 2017