Madai "Atlantic" Mencia, Bierzo 2017
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Hand-picked and cluster-sorted, Atlantic is made from a slection of only the finest fruit grown on the oldest vines. Fermentation occurs in 500 liter French oak foudres and includes a small percentage of whole-cluster, which translates noticably in complexity of flavor and structure. Matured for12 months sur lie. Just over 1,300 bottles produced.
The signature aromas of violets and dark berries are concentrated by the exceptional phenolic ripeness achieved by the low-yielding old vines. Oak-aging additionally deepens the energetic fruit and streamlines tannins on the palate. The palate is vibrant and complex with earth and spice, managing to achieve both warmth and sophistication.