OUR FIRST WINE FROM
A blend of several small Mencia plots, all of them between 300 to 325 meters in altitude (984 to 1,065 feet), all planted in granitic soil, and all with a Southern orientation.
Ruby in color, with an intense aromatic profile, with pronounced raspberry and dark fruits, with inky minerality and earthiness. On the palate, it is fresh, medium bodied, with smooth tannins and a long, elegant finish.
* Low sulfites- less than 1/3 of maximum legal dosage
* Suitable for vegetarians and vegans
WHAT TO PAIR WITH ABA SOLLERIA?
It is a balanced, elegant and subtle wine, that allows for perfect pairings with many different types of cuisine, as it won’t impose itself on the dish, and in turn won’t be imposed by the flavors of the food either.
Ideal with cured meats such as chorizo, salami, sausages and jamon. It can also stand up well to strong cheeses, ideal with Manchego, mature cheddar, or even with blue cheese such as Roquefort or Gorgonzola.
Especially delicious with red meats such as lamb and veal, and even pork or any type of game meat. And for daring people who only consider white wine as your “go to” for fish and seafood, try it with fatty and oily fish such as grilled sardines or tuna belly, or any other baked or grilled fatty fish.
WHAT TEMPERATURE SHOULD I SERVE THE WINE? SHOULD I USE A DECANTER?
A temperature of 14-16 C (57 to 61 F) is ideal for the wine to express its maximum flavors and aromas, although if the weather is hot and you want to drink it fresh, it’s high fruit intensity allows for a chilling down to 12 – 14 C (54 to 57 F) to remain a pleasant and expressive wine.
It is best to open the bottle between half an hour and an hour before serving, allowing the wine to breathe, oxygenate, and show its fullness. If time is of the essence, a gentle decanting helps to accelerate this process.
CAN I AGE THE WINE, OR SHOULD I DRINK IT NOW?
The wine has matured in the winery for 6 months with its own lees or “with its mother,” as we say in Spain, and continues to mature in the bottle. It is round and harmonious, so you can drink it now enjoying its freshness, youth and aromatic intensity. With time in the bottle it will decrease a bit in fruit intensity but gain complexity, roundness and length in the mouth. In suitable storage conditions, the wine will evolve over the next 4-5 years.
For us, the process of making this wine has been a great satisfaction and we are proud it will go around the world representing us. Our greatest hope is that you’ll enjoy it in your glass as much as we have enjoyed making it and that it will serve to accompany your best moments, with your friends and your family, as we believe that their company is the best “wine pairing” possible.
- Weather: Atlantic.
- Vineyard altitude: 300-325 m.
- Vineyard exposition: South (maximum sunlight).
- Soil: sandy, granite bedrock.
- Grape Variety: Mencía 20 years old.