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Mencos Crianza Rioja '09

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Mencos Crianza Rioja '09

Conde de Hervías represents Rioja Alta, who's sole focus is on producing single vineyard bottlings, from historic vineyards in the village of Torremontalbo. We love the expression of these wines, as they are much more about restraint and balance over power and concentration. The terroir-focused philosophy at the estate focuses on harvesting ripe grapes, with balanced acidity, which are not overly mature.

Mencos comes from a beautiful parcel of vines aging an average 35 years on the south side of the Ebro River in the village of Torremontalbo. This vineyard, with chalky clay over gravel, is well suited to Tempranillo. The wine is fermented with indigenous yeasts in stainless steel and then aged 12 months in old French and American oak barrels that were previously used. Spicy wood tones mingle with ripe elegant violet fruit. A wine with good length in a classic yet modern framework. With a 2009 vintage offering, we are thrilled to share a wonderfully cohesive wine that has truly come into its own.

Serve alongside grilled lamb chops.

Perman

Spain

Details

Producer Mencos
Vintage 2009
Format 750ml
Grape Variety Tempranillo

Acidity

4 / 5

Tannin

4 / 5

Body

3 / 5

Sweetness

1 / 5

Fruity

4 / 5

Funky

1 / 5

In-Store Pickup

To pick up your order, visit us at our Near North location. Due to our limited storage space, orders can only be held in the store for up to 30 days after purchase. If items are not picked up after 30 days, a $10 monthly item storage fee will be charged. Any orders of 2 cases or more will be charged per case. 

Near North

Mon–Fri Noon–8 / Sat 11–7
Closed on Sunday

1167 N Howe Street
Chicago, IL 60610
312.255.8990
orders@permanwine.com

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