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We are delighted, after long consultation and much tasting, to release "the best cheap Mencia imaginable" ...

Meet Godelia 'Viernes' Mencia 2011

Godelia is an exciting, relatively new project working with maturing and old vine plantings of Mencia and Godello among others. They make a range of 6 wines, but for now we are are focusing on the exciting opportunity to introduce a wine of great quality and typicity at a very low price RRP $20.

SW: Meaty and plush, the fruit is all wild cherry and blackberry, a dark red fruit confiture with a lovely wild sense – hedge and crushed velvet spiciness, earth, bramble, anise and choc-crunch-tannins. On the palate, cold rock and dry mineral gives a deep sense of earthiness, which informs granular tannins and carries lots of scrubby, caney, dried hedge and herb border botanicals through a raspberry-licorice fruit line. 'Viernes' by the way is Friday in Spanish and Godelia's intention is that this thing says 'work week's over - party time'! I hear it ...

BB: A perfect introduction to Mencia - perfumed floral rose petals, pomegranate, fresh, hung meat with soft perfume & spice aromatics. The tannins are slightly edgy, with a fresh acid and aromatic lift reminiscent of Cornas fruit. Juicy dark woodland fruits are shrouded with a violet perfume and a whisper of dark smoky minerals weave through palate leaving a taut finish.

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