Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, 93 points
“In the initial vintage, the top of the range is the 2016 Peixes da Rocha, a blend of grapes from two extreme and cold plots, Santa Mariña de Froxais at 825 meters in altitude and the southeast-facing Bacelo da Cova in Punxeiro at 725 meters in altitude. The two plots have a field blend that includes red and white grapes, even if the main grape is Mencía. Production methods are similar for all three wines—fermentation with full clusters and indigenous yeasts and élevage in used 500-liter French barriques for some 12 months. It has a stony, flinty sensation and is aromatic and floral, with great elegance. It has a very intense palate with pungent flavors, very fine tannins and a mineral, almost salty sensation. 3,500 bottles were filled in February 2018.”
Was $40, today $29 with free shipping on 4 -- this is a gorgeous, serious Mencia blend (including some white grapes!) from extreme terroir in NW Spain, near the Portugal border. Must try at our amazing price!
When you deliberately search out extreme vineyards, you, more often than not, get extraordinary wines. This is VERY hard-to-find, generally for restaurants, and we are beyond excited to have some. You MUST try it! Wildly aromatic and complex, with taut acidity, freshness, and a fascinating minerality -- you’ll know right away why sommeliers across the globe clamor for it!
Just a handful of cases...while it lasts!