Altos de Losada La Bienquerida, Bierzo

Altos de Losada La Bienquerida, Bierzo

La Bienquerida is an ancient small vineyard, with old Mencía and other indigenous varieties vines, that has been rehabilitated by Losada to produce the grapes for a single vineyard wine. Whilst the wine is mostly Mencía, some of the grapes from these other varieties, that perhaps predate Mencia, are employed to add complexity to the wine. Planted on a mixture of clay, slate schist and loose stones, this vineyard, now restored following a long abandonment, produces an exceptional wine in tiny quantities. The wine is aged for 15 months in oak barrels and bottled unfiltered. Rich, dark and brooding, the wine shows a dark berry and violet character on a long-lasting, smoky, mineral-laced palate.

  • Type: Red
  • Country: Spain
  • Region: Castilla y Leon
  • Vintage: 2012/2013
  • Producer: Losada
  • Primary grape: Mencía
  • Screwcap: Cork
  • Bottle size: 75cl
  • List price: £26.41
  • Code: 29942
  • Expression: Ring