ROC is the first wine of this project, the first vintage in 2010 it was the wine with which Verónica Ortega started a life in Bierzo.
Coming from two very old plots of Mencía, located in Valtuille de Abajo in the” PARAJES” of El Couso and La Rata, both on clay-sandy soils with a high content of sand, confirming a more floral and elegant aromatic profile to Mencía grape, as well as a more precise size in the mouth.
Made with 100% whole bunch with stems, spontaneously fermented in a 5000L open wooden vat.
Worked manually during vinification only with pigeagge, trying to make the fermentation run slowly and the extraction that takes place in its course.
Maceration of around 28 days and pressed in a vertical press.
Aged for just over a year in 228L French oak barrels.
It is a serious, elegant and fresh Mencía, with a marked personality, it combines the mineral character of the Mencías del Bierzo with balsamic notes, violets and liquorice in the mouth we find red fruit, a solid weave of fine and defined tannins and a long journey in mouth.
Harvest: 16 September 2019
Variety: Mencía and others
Ages of vineyards: 90-100 years old
Training method: Bush vines
Grape harvest: By hand in 18kg cases.
Alcoholic Fermentation: indigenous yeast in oak open tank.
Malolactic Fermentation: 228 french barrels
Ageing: 14 months in 228 french barrels
Alcohol: 13.5 % Vol.
Total acidity: 5,6g/L (tartaric acid)
Packaging: 75cl. burgundy bottle ,
Production: 4 7 2 5 bottles were made in 2019