Bodega Luzdivina Amigo Vinademoya Leiros 2007
By Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
2007 Luzdivina Amigo Vina de Moya Leiros
A Mencia Dry Red Table wine from Spain, Bierzo, Castilla Leon, Spain
Review by Jay S Miller
Wine Advocate # 195 (Jun 2011)
Drink 2014 - 2022
The deep purple-colored 2007 Vinademoya Leiros is also 100% Mencia. It delivers a soaring bouquet of sandalwood, incense, Asian spices, lilacs, and black raspberry. Already complex on the palate with layers of succulent, spicy black fruits, lively acidity, and a nicely proportioned shape, this pleasure-bent offering will benefit from 2-3 years of cellaring and offer a drinking window extending from 2014 to 2022. Importer: Classic Wine Selections, Stamford, CT; Tel. (203) 975-2522 Importer(s): Classic Wines, Stamford, CT 06907, (203) 975-2522, www.classicwines.us
By Bodega Luzdivina Amigo
Vinademoya Leiros 2007
Appellation of Origin: Bierzo
Grape Varieties: Mencía 100%
Yield: Less than 1 kg per vine.
Vines are over 100 years old and the state is divided in “Leiros”, that are small plots throughout El Bierzo, planted on slopes over 25%. Altitude is between 650 and 750 metres. These vineyards probably have the biggest area of pre-phylloxera vines in El Bierzo region.
Steep, chalky and shallow soil comprised of a sub-layer rich in minerals. Production Harvest by hand. Traditionally, the Leiros were only harvested by members of the family. Nowadays, the first grape selection is carried out by the same persons. Aging for 20 months in french new oak barrels.
Dark fruits aroma, sweet, mineral fragrances resembling slate and toasted scents such as vanilla and chocolate. Full-bodied, round and excellent balance.
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