Unoaked. Deep purple color, aromas of ripe red fruit and minerals. Inherent complexity. Not in the slightest a light wine, perhaps just the opposite - the flavors are endless.
The unoaked 2007 Casal Novo Mencia is purple-colored with an expressive perfume of cherry, black raspberry, and earth notes. This leads to a medium-bodied, smooth-textured wine with plenty of spicy red fruit flavors, excellent depth and concentration, and a finish with no hard edges. Drink this pleasure-bent wine over the next four years.
Founded in 2000 by five partners sharing the ideal of capturing the true varietal and optimum expression of the indigenous Godello and Mencía grapes. Starting with inherited family plots at high elevation near the village of Rubía, vineyard area has gradually expended to the current six hectares (15 acres). Viticulture is meticulous, seeking low yields. Winemaking to date, while technically advanced, has been conducted in a side street garage in Rubia, to be replaced by a new bodega for the 2008 harvest.