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Alvaredos Hobbs Mencia 2019

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  • Native to the northwestern corner of the Iberian Peninsula, mencía is known for its thick skins and dark fruit and floral characteristics. When planted in hillside regions with poor soils the vines thrive to produce beautifully structured, age-worthy aromatic red wines.
    • Vintage: 2019
    • Appellation: D.O. Ribeira Sacra
    • Grapes: 100% Mencia
    • Aging period: 10 Months in 225 Liter Oak Barrels.
    • Oak:
  • Wine Spectator, 92 pts

    "This flashy red shows appeal with a glossy texture that encases the blackberry reduction, steeped black cherry, mocha and licorice flavors, with accents of black olive, dried rose petal and smoke. A distinctive style. Drink now through 2027. 250 cases imported. "

  • At the intersection of two great ancient worlds – the wine region of Ribeira Sacra and the storied Camino de Santiago – rests Alvaredos-Hobbs. Internationally-renowned winemaker Paul Hobbs and Galician viticultor Antonio Lopez Fernández craft wines from the region’s indigenous grapes sourced from vineyards growing on steep, hillside vineyards overlooking the Rio Sil.

    The winery was constructed by joining four existing stone houses, which allowed the building to maintain its original exterior architecture while transforming the interior into a modern winery.

    A mix of old architecture and materials was blended with new sustainable building techniques, including natural cork insulation, thermal insulated glass, and energy efficient lighting. Original chestnut beams and stones from Antonio’s grandfather’s original bodega were also integrated into the building.