Red Wine Avancia Cuvée de O Mencía 2018

Crianza red wine from Valdeorras (Galicia). Old-vines varietal Mencía aged for 8 months on lees in French oak barrels.
Crianza. 8 Months in French oak barrels
Percentage of Alcohol: 13º
Bottle size: 75 cl
D.O.: Valdeorras
Grapes Varieties: Mencía,
Wineries: Bodegas Avancia
P 90 92 91

Availability: In stock

Product Description

A varietal Mencía red wine, Avancia Cuvée O de Mencía is produced by Bodegas Avancia, a company owned by Jorge Ordóñez.

The grapes come from two vineyards, one planted in 1920 and the other in 1935. Located at an altitude of 550 metres above sea level, they are oriented to the south and have slate soils.

Made in DO Valdeorras, this Spanish red wine was vinified in a meticulous manner. First, the grapes were hand-harvested, selected and fermented in stainless steel tanks with native yeasts.

After that, Avancia Cuvée O de Mencía 2018 was pressed and then transferred into used French oak  barrels, where it completed malolactic fermentation and was aged for 8 months on lees. The wine was not filtered before bottling.

We suggest that you decant this red wine from Valdeorras at least 20 minutes before drinking.

Additional Information
Additional Information

The red wine Avancia Cuvée de O Mencía is medium ruby with a garnet rim.


Quite complex, this old-vines Mencía smells of licorice, redcurrants and raspberries, evolving into spices, toast and some mineral undertones .


This wine from Bodegas Avancia is smooth-textured and fresh. Fruit-driven and energetic, with a zesty acidity, round tannins and a long finish with some smokey, meaty and bloody remembrances.

Our personal opinion

A noteworthy red from a region known for its white wines, Avancia Cuvée de O Mencía 2018 faithfully reflects the qualities of the Mencía variety, one of the great rediscovered red grapes of the last decades.


Avancia Cuvée de O Mencía 2017:

Enterwine 92. Parker 93.

Year 2018
Type Red
D.O. Valdeorras
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 16-18ºC
Should this wine be decanted? 20 minutes before serving
Ageing Crianza
Type of ageing Months in French oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 8
Parker's Score 90
Enterwine's Score 92
Media rating 91
Mono-Varietal Mencía
Pairings Birds, bluefish, Cured cheeses, Grilled red meats, Red meat with gravy, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb, Roasted lamb ribs, Roasted red meats, Rosted piglet, Specialty Spanish prosciutto , Stews, Vegetables, Vegitables sauces, White meat with gravy
Taste Light, easy to drink, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes
Occasion Because you deserve it, Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, Romantic Dinner
1 Review
This is some profound stuff. Still a bit oaky, I think it will fully integrate in 2 or 3 years. Excellent anyway.
Review by (Posted on 2 October 2018)
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