Losada Mencia Bierzo El Pajaro Rojo 2011
Red Blends from Spain
Wine Style Guide
Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
Alcohol By Volume: 13.5%
Alcohol By Volume Guide
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Old Mencía vines from Bierzo's clay soils. An ample wine, finely textured with notes of blue flowers and red fruits.
"Vivid purple. Smoke- and spice-accented aromas of dark berries and cherry, with a peppery overtone. Juicy and precise, offering tangy blackberry and bitter cherry flavors and a touch of licorice. Finishes with good lift and cut, leaving a cherry pit note behind."
International Wine Cellar
"This lively red delivers alluring flavors of black raspberry, clove, licorice and vanilla, with light, firm tannins and crisp acidity. Fresh and racy, showing some depth."
Learn About Losada
El Bierzo is a small Denominación de Origen situated to the west of the
province of León which has recently emerged with a range of top-quality red
wines originating from old plantings of the local Mencía grape variety.
Setting out to create an elegant profile for the wines of new Bierzo, Losada
Vinos de Finca took the bold step of following the example of those old estates,...
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