Red Wine Altos de Losada 2017

Crianza red wine from El Bierzo. Varietal Mencía aged for 15 months in French oak barrels.

Crianza. 15 Months in French oak barrels
Percentage of Alcohol: 14.5º
Bottle size: 75 cl
D.O.: Bierzo
Mono-variety: Mencía
ñ 90 93 92

Availability: In stock

€17.35
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Made from old vines, Altos de Losada is a varietal Mencía produced in the northern Spanish region of El Bierzo.

This red wine from El Bierzo is made from vines planted on clayey hills with different sun orientations. Climate is continental.

After a careful harvest, each of the plots was separately vinified following traditional methods.

After that, this Spanish red wine by Bodegas Losada Vinos de Finca  was aged for 15 months in French oak barrels. The wine was not filtered prior to its bottling

Aerate Altos de Losada 2017 some time before drinking.

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Appearance

The red wine Altos de Losada has an intense, clean, high cherry-coloured robe with a violet rim.

Nose

This Mencía red wine conveys the authentic character of the El Bierzo region. Pure aromas of red berries, some wooden nuances, notes of toast, coffee and spices. A dash of blue flowers, some notions of balsam and fresh mineral undertones.

Palate

Fresh and ruggedly elegant, this red wine by Losada Vinos de Finca is juicy and fresh, with a smooth body, some well-balanced remembrances of spices and balsam, a peculiarly metallic and bloody touch, and a very fresh acidity. Linear and focused, with crunchy tannins and a long, toasted finish with some cocoa remembrances.

Our personal opinion

A well-crafted Mencía, Altos de Losada 2017 possesses an Atlantic character that we find delightful.

OTHER VINTAGES

Altos de Losada 2016:

Enterwine 93. Wine Spectator 92. Peñín 91.

Altos de Losada 2015:

Parker 91. Peñín 91. Enterwine 93.

Altos de Losada 2013:

Peñín 91. Enterwine 92.

Altos de Losada 2011:

 Peñín 91. Gourmet Wine Guide 94.

Altos de Losada 2010:

Parker 91. Peñín 92.

Altos de Losada 2008:

Peñín 92. Parker 89. Wine Enthusiast 93. International Wine Cellar 91.

Year 2017
Type Red
D.O. Bierzo
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 16-18ºC
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
Peñin Score 90
Enterwine's Score 93
Media rating 92
Other guides J. Suckling 93.
Mono-Varietal Mencía
Pairings Birds, Bull meat, Civet, Grilled vegitables, Mushrooms, Roasted lamb, Roasted lamb ribs, Roasted red meats, Roasted white meats, Sheep´s cheese, Specialty Spanish prosciutto
Taste Complex and Elegant, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes
Occasion Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, To bring to an engagement
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Impressive Mencía. Very deep, earthy and mineral. Review by Great Mencía!! (Posted on 20/07/2018)
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