Red Wine Aba Solleira Mencía Selección Personal 2018

Crianza red wine from Ribeira Sacra. Varietal old-vines Mencía aged for 15 months in French oak barrels.

Crianza. 15 Months in French oak barrels
Percentage of Alcohol: 12.5º
Bottle size: 75 cl
Grapes Varieties: Mencía,
Wineries: Aba Solleira
P 91/91+ 94 94

Availability: In stock

Product Description

A limited production Spanish red wine from DO Ribeira Sacra, Aba Solleira Mencía Selección Personal is crafted by the family-run winery Aba Solleira from old Mencía vines over 80 years old.

The low-yielding vineyards are located on the vertiginous slopes of the Miño river canyon, an area composed of slate soils and located at approximately 300 metres of altitude.

The hand-harvested grapes were fermented in stainless steel tanks. After that, Aba Solleira Mencía Selección Personal 2018 was transferred into 500-litre French oak barrels and aged for 15 months before its bottling.

This one-of-a-kind artisan red wine from Ribeira Sacra has a considerable ageing potential. Pair with meat recipes.

Bear in mind that the production of this Crianza red wine is ridiculously low: just 660 bottles.

Grab one while you can!

Additional Information
Additional Information

The red wine Aba Solleira Mencía Selección Personal is deep ruby with some reddish reflections.


This varietal Mencía conveys lively aromas of forest berries, with rich floral nuances and notes of scrubland, wet earth and iron, evolving into spices and blood orange.


This red wine from Aba Solliera is detailed, terroir-driven and smooth-bodied. Very fresh, with a steely acidity, slim tannins and a distinctive personality. Finish is long and uplifting, with a Pinot Noir-like remembrance of game and hints of blood, red berries and spices.

Our personal opinion

Poised and full of nuance, Aba Solleira Mencía Selección Personal 2018 is a compelling wine.

Year 2018
Type Red
D.O. Ribeira Sacra
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 16-17ºC
Should this wine be decanted? 30 minutes before serving
Ageing Crianza
Type of ageing Months in French oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 15
Parker's Score 91/91+
Enterwine's Score 94
Media rating 94
Mono-Varietal Mencía
Pairings Birds, bluefish, Cold meats, Cooked foods, Cow´s cheese, Cured cheeses, Game animals, Grilled red meats, Grilled white meats, Meat and vegitables, Mushrooms, Pasta with red sauce and meat, Poultry, Rice with meat, Roasted foods, Roasted pork, Roasted red meats, Rosted piglet, Specialty plates, Stews, Vegetables, Vegitables sauces
Taste Fruity and Fresh, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes
Occasion Because you deserve it, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, Romantic Dinner, To bring to an engagement
1 Review
4,5 stars
Really distinctive and nuanced. Very Burgundian, terroir really comes across here. It will peak in 3-4 years.
Review by (Posted on 26 January 2022)
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