Bioca Mencia

Bioca Mencia, Valdeorras, Galicia 85% Mencia rest Garnacha+Tempranillo.
Celestino and Maria Teresa are the driving force behind, Bioca. They directly manage four hectares of vineyard situated around la bodega. The vines are located on steep slopes of the left bank of the river Sil. Their soils are a mixture: approximately half are granite and the other half slate and clay. Granite soils allow for slow ripening: during the day they give off heat and at night they cool quickly. The difference in temperature makes it possible to increase the sugar values on account of the sunlight, preventing loss of acidity during the night thus favouring more flowery wines.  Whereas slate based soils favour a notable mineral content. The land is suitably warm, which increases the alcohol content and the complexity of the grapes. Valdeorras has a mediterraneancontinental climate (with Atlantic influence).Cold winter, mild autumn and spring and warm summer. With one of the lowest rainfalls in Galicia, between 850-1000 ltr a year and an annual average temperature of 13 C. The vineyard sits in a sheltered location which protects it from frost and hail . As well as counting on help from its local patron St, Payo who protects their vineyards from.
Tasting notes:
Appearance: An intense cherry red colour, the border is violet.
Nose: presents a medium aromatic intensity, with floral and wild fruit notes typical of Mencia.
Palate: Juicy bramble laced with herbs and spice Medium structure, fair balance and persistent.
Pairing:  all kind of pork dishes, superb accompaniment to a lush shoulder of pork, light game.

 

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Bioca Mencia Valdeorras, Galicia 85% Mencia rest Garnacha+Tempranillo.

Located on the slopes of the streams and Bioca Olivedo on the left bank of the river Sil, on fertile soils and well drained.
These features coupled with the microclimate of the area, make them ideal for growing Mencía and Godello varieties that are the basis of our wines.

Celestino and Maria Teresa are the driving force behind, Bioca. They directly manage four hectares of vineyard situated around la bodega. The vines are located on steep slopes of the left bank of the river Sil. Their soils are a mixture: approximately half are granite and the other half slate and clay. Granite soils allow for slow ripening: during the day they give off heat and at night they cool quickly. The difference in temperature makes it possible to increase the sugar values on account of the sunlight, preventing loss of acidity during the night thus favouring more flowery wines.  Whereas slate based soils favour a notable mineral content. The land is suitably warm, which increases the alcohol content and the complexity of the grapes. Valdeorras has a Mediterraneancontinental climate (with Atlantic influence).Cold winter, mild autumn and spring and warm summer. With one of the lowest rainfalls in Galicia, between 850-1000 ltr a year and an annual average temperature of 13 C. The vineyard sits in a sheltered location which protects it from frost and hail . As well as counting on help from its local patron St, Payo who protects their vineyards from.

Tasting notes:

Appearance: An intense cherry red colour, the border is violet.

Nose: presents a medium aromatic intensity, with floral and wild fruit notes typical of Mencia.

Palate: Juicy bramble laced with herbs and spice Medium structure, fair balance and persistent.

Pairing:  all kind of pork dishes, superb accompaniment to a lush shoulder of pork, light game.