Purveyors of fine grape juice
2014 Veronica Ortega Quite bierzo, spain
$36

A Spanish native from the south, Veronica Ortega first worked in Priorat.
After spending some time in New Zealand at Burnt Cottage (incidently she has never tasted this wine!), she went to Burgundy with the intention of learning about viticulture, working several years with Benjamin Leroux in Comte Armand and at Domaine de Romanee Conti.
This is old vine Mencia predominantly from Valtuille de Abajo that is matured in a combination of amphora (first vintage with amphora) and old wood which results in pure fruit and lots of minerality. Very appealing.

Origin bierzo, spain
Year 2014
Varietal mencia
Style dry & savoury