Red Wine La Bienquerida 2019
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The flagship Spanish red wine of Bodega Losada Vinos de Finca, La Bienquerida shows why El Bierzo is nowadays probably the most interesting of all Spanish wine regions.
A blend of Mencía and other red varieties, this single vineyard red wine from El Bierzo is produced from over 100-year-old vines - planted, to be precise, in the year 1906.
The harvest was carried out by hand. Once in the cellar, the grapes were destemmed and slightly crushed, after which they were macerated and fermented in stainless steel tanks with indigenous yeasts.
After that, La Bienquerida 2019 was aged for 15 months in French oak barrels, 40% new and 60% 2nd year. Finally, the wine was gently clarified. It was neither cold stabilized nor fined before its bottling.
We suggest that you decant this remarkable Crianza red wine at the very least 30 minutes before drinking.
The red wine La Bienquerida is deep ruby with a purple rim.
Complex and terroir-focused, this Mencía is deeply mineral and floral, with some pristine notes of mulberries and bilberries, hitns of spices, tobacco and cocoa, a ferrous tone typical of the variety, and that characterstic aroma of wet stones known as petricor.
Despite being quite impressive already, this wine from Bodega Losada Vinos de Finca is just beginning to unfold its potential. There is a seamless combination of intensity and finesse here, with a real sense of place and plenty of detail and nuance. The unique character of the Bierzo region truly comes to the fore: profoundly mineral, with a ferrous-sanguine note and compelling suggestions of flowers and wild berries.
|Our personal opinion||
It is no exaggeration to say that La Bienquerida 2019 is a world-class red wine.
La Bienquerida 2018:
Enterwine 93. Guía Peñín 91. J.Suckling 97.
La Bienquerida 2015:
Enterwine 94. Peñín 92. J. Suckling 96.
La Bienquerida 2012:
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||30 minutes before serving|
|Type of ageing||Months in French oak barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||15|
|Percentage of variety||Mencía 95%, Otras variedades tintas 5%.|
|Pairings||Birds, bluefish, Bull meat, Chocolate cake, Cod, Cured cheeses, Grilled red meats, Red meat with gravy, Roasted chicken, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb, Roasted lamb ribs, Roasted red meats, Roasted white meats, Rosted piglet, semi-curred cheese, Stews, Stuffed Chicken, Vegetables|
|Taste||Complex and Elegant, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes|
|Occasion||A special occasion, Because you deserve it, Family reunion, Romantic Dinner, To bring to an engagement|