Produced by Bodega Losada Vinos de Finca, the 2017 vintage of Losada comes with an interesting novelty. This time, the Mencía variety, the main ingredient of this Spanish red wine, is complemented with small amounts of the Doña Blanca, a white variety, and with a portion of other red varieties.
The 40 to 80-year-old vines were harvested by hand and carefully selected. Destemmed and gently crushed, the grapes were vinified in stainless steel tanks.
After the completion of malolactic fermentation, this red wine from El Bierzo was aged for 10 months in 2nd, 3rd and 4th year French oak barrels. Finally, it was clarified with vegetable gelatin and bottled unfiltered.
Drink Losada 2017 from now to 2023.
The red wine Losada has a medium-high cherry-coloured robe with a garnet rim.
Fresh notes of ripe black fruit define this Mencía from El Bierzo. Pleasantly rugged, with hints of spices and toast, aromas of blue flowers, and some delicate lactic touches.
Lively notes of bramble and damson, that slowly evolve into notions of toast, smoked meat, orange rind and dry earth. This red wine by Bodega Losada Vinos de Finca has a zesty acidity, crunchy tannins, and a long finish with some toasted remembrances.
|Our personal opinion||
Produced in the increasingly hot DO El Bierzo, Losada 2017 is a stupendous value.
Enterwine 91. Peñín 93. James Suckling 96. Wine Spectator 92. Wine Enthusiast 92. Vinous 91.
12 months in oak. Enterwine 91. Peñín 92. Gourmets Guide (2017) 94. James Suckling 95.
Peñín 93. Gourmet Guide 95.
Parker 90. Peñín 92.
Tanzer 91. Wine Spectator 92. Wine Enthusiast: 92.
91 points - Wine & Spirits (Best Buy)
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||30 minutes before serving|
|Does this wine follow the guidelines of biodynamic Farming?||No|
|Is this product free of sulfites?||No|
|Type of ageing||Months in French oak barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||10|
|Name of Award||No|
|Percentage of variety||Mencía, Doña Blanca, Otras variedades tintas.|
|Pairings||Birds, Cold meats, Cured cheeses, Grilled red meats, Grilled vegitables, Mushrooms, Poultry, Red meat with gravy, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb, Roasted pork, Specialty Spanish prosciutto , Stews, Vegetables, Vegetables|
|Taste||Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes|
|Occasion||Because you can, Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, To bring to an engagement|
Good wine. Great quality for little money.
Crunchy, yummy Mencía. I smell fresh blood oranges, cranberries and earth. A great wine with meat recipes.