Bioca Mencia, Valdeorras, Galicia 85% Mencia rest Garnacha+Tempranillo.
Celestino and Maria Teresa are the driving force behind, Bioca. They directly manage four hectares of vineyard situated around
la bodega. The vines are located on steep slopes of the left bank of the river Sil. Their soils are a mixture: approximately
half are granite and the other half slate and clay. Granite soils allow for slow ripening: during the day they give off heat
and at night they cool quickly. The difference in temperature makes it possible to increase the sugar values on account of
the sunlight, preventing loss of acidity during the night thus favouring more flowery wines. Whereas slate based soils
favour a notable mineral content. The land is suitably warm, which increases the alcohol content and the complexity of the
grapes. Valdeorras has a mediterraneancontinental climate (with Atlantic influence).Cold winter, mild autumn and spring and
warm summer. With one of the lowest rainfalls in Galicia, between 850-1000 ltr a year and an annual average temperature of
13 C. The vineyard sits in a sheltered location which protects it from frost and hail . As well as counting on help
from its local patron St, Payo who protects their vineyards from.
Appearance: An intense cherry red colour, the border is violet.
Nose: presents a medium aromatic intensity, with floral and wild fruit notes typical of Mencia.
Palate: Juicy bramble laced with herbs and spice Medium structure, fair balance and persistent.
Pairing: all kind of pork dishes, superb accompaniment to a lush shoulder of pork, light game.