Red Wine Altos de Losada 2018

Crianza red wine from El Bierzo. Varietal Mencía aged for 15 months in concrete eggs, French oak vats, and French oak barrels.

Crianza. 15 Months in distinct containers
Percentage of Alcohol: 14.5º
Bottle size: 75 cl
D.O.: Bierzo
Grapes Varieties: Mencía,
ñ 90 92 93

Availability: In stock

Product Description

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

Classified as "Vino de Pueblo" (Village wine) since 2018, this red wine from El Bierzo is made from vines planted on clayey hills with different sun orientations in Valtuille de Arriba. Climate is continental.

After a careful harvest, each of the plots was separately vinified in stainless steel tanks.

After that, this Spanish red wine from Bodegas Losada Vinos de Finca  was aged for 15 months in concrete eggs, French oak vats and French oak barrels. The wine was gently clarified, but not filtered, before bottling

Aerate Altos de Losada 2018 at least 30 minutes time before drinking.

Additional Information
Additional Information

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


This varietal 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.


Fresh and ruggedly elegant, this red wine from Bodega 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 nicely crafted Mencía, Altos de Losada 2018 possesses an Atlantic character that we find delightful.


Altos de Losada 2017:

Enterwine 93. Guía Peñín 90. puntos J.Suckling 93.

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 2018
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 distinct containers
Number of months aged in Barrels 15
Peñin Score 90
Enterwine's Score 92
Media rating 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
1 Review
Impressive Mencía. Very deep, earthy and mineral.
Review by (Posted on 20 July 2018)
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