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Valle del Cua Mencia Bierzo
Bodegas Peique ( Valle del Cua )
Spain - Bierzo

TASTING NOTES:
A black cherry color with intense violet hues. Aromas are dominated by ripe red fruits, minerals and blue flowers. Fine, concentrated and exquisite on the palate, it is fleshy, fragrant, and full bodied.

Specifications
Wine Type
Red
Varietal(s)
100% Mencia
Age of vines
45-55 years
Vinification
Prefermentation maceration for 3-5 days at 4-6 C. Alcoholic fermentation 6-10 days. Maceration 4-10 days. Malolactic fermentation 5-9 days. Aged 2 months in stainless steel tanks, then 2 months in bottle prior to release.
Pairings

pizza, pasta, burgers, lasagna or paella.

Reviews and News

2019 Valle Del Cua Bierzo Mencia - 91 PTS - IWR

2019 Valle Del Cua Bierzo Mencia - 91 PTS - IWR

i winereview logo"A young wine with grapes sourced from a selection of old vineyards in Valtuille de Abajo. Vibrant light purple, beautifully perfumed with huckleberry and cherry aromas. Softly textured but with good backbone and firm acids. Lots of fresh fruit flavors that linger on the finish. Wonderful vitality."

- International Wine Review (March/April 2020), 91 pts

2016 Valle Del Cua Bierzo Mencia - 91 PTS - WS

2016 Valle Del Cua Bierzo Mencia - 91 PTS - WS

wine spectator 91 pts"A silky texture carries harmonious, if somewhat muted, flavors of red plum, tobacco, sage and mineral in this focused red. Light, well-integrated tannins and lively acidity give this balance. Should bloom in a year or two. Drink now through 2024. 1,500 cases made. – T.M."
- Wine Spectator (April 30th, 2018), 91 points

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2016 Valle Del Cua Bierzo Mencia - 91 PTS - IWR

2016 Valle Del Cua Bierzo Mencia - 91 PTS - IWR

i winereview logo"The Cua Tinto Mencía exhibits a dark ruby color and has a fruity nose with light bramble and savory notes. It is soft on the attack with lovely fruit flavors and is mouth filling with wonderful texture and a long complex finish with a hint of minerals and cocoa."

- International Wine Review (March 2021), 91 pts

Producer Information: Bodegas Peique ( Valle del Cua )

Valle del Cúa is produced by Bodegas Peique in Bierzo. The Peique family is from Valtuille de Abajo, a winemaking village of less than 100. Grandfather Ramon Valle took meticulous ...
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