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Castro Candaz Mencia

Castro Candaz
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750 mL
Wine Type
Red Still Wine
RegionGalicia
Alcohol Level
Country
Spain
SubregionRibeira Sacra
Drinking Window
GrapesMencia
Wine Description:
This is a medium-bodied, cherry-hued red wine from the Bierzo region of Spain. It is made from the Mencia grape, a variety that is known for its bright fruit and acidity. On the nose, the wine has aromas of ripe cherry and strawberry, along with hints of leather and tobacco. On the palate, the tannins are firm yet supple, and the acidity is juicy and vibrant, with flavors of cherry and red currant. The finish is long and savory, with a touch of spice. Overall, this is a pleasant, easy-drinking red that is perfect for casual meals. Read more
Pros:
  • Notes of dark red fruit, tobacco, and herbs on the nose
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Cons:
  • High level of acidity may be off-putting to some drinkers
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User Rating:

3.8
Highly Reviewed

Expert Rating:

4.0

Wine Expert Note:

This Castro Candaz Mencia is a delightful red wine with a deep garnet hue. On the nose, it offers up aromas of ripe blackberries, dark cherries, and cassis with hints of leather and earthy undertones. The palate is well-balanced with a medium-bodied structure and a lively acidity. Fruity flavors of blackberry, raspberry, and currant mingle with subtle notes of black pepper, tobacco, and wet slate. The finish is long and persistent with a pleasant lingering flavor. Enjoy with grilled meats, hearty stews, and robust pasta dishes. Read more
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Wine sweetness is a measure of the amount of sugar present in a wine. Sweetness in wine can range from bone dry (no sugar present) to lusciously sweet (high sugar content). Sweetness is usually determined by the variety and ripeness of the grapes used, as well as the winemaking process.
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The alcohol level in wine is a measure of the amount of alcohol present in the beverage. The degree of heat or ‘burn’ at the back of the throat is roughly proportional to the amount of alcohol consumed. It ranges from Very Low to Very High.
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Wine intensity is a measure of the concentration of flavor and aroma compounds in a wine.The stronger and more noticeable the flavors and aromas are, the higher the intensity of the wine. Intensity in wine can range from neutral (not particularly intense) to pronounced (high intensity).
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Wine body refers to the weight and texture of wine on the palate. In other words, it is the degree of body a wine has, ranging from light-bodied to full-bodied. Wines with higher body appear to have a thicker texture and can sometimes coat the palate.
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Wine acidity refers to the tartness of a wine, which gives a tingling sensation on the side of the tongue. A metallic-like sharp taste is also associated with high acidity. Sometimes a high level of sweetness, such as in luscious dessert wines, can disguise a high level of acidity. Acidity can range from soft to searing.
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Wine tannin gives wine its textural mouthfeel and astringency. Tannin is a natural compound found in grape skins, seeds, and stems. It contributes to the structure and helps to balance out the sweetness of the fruit. Tannins are usually discussed when it comes to red wines, even though some white and rosé wines with certain wine making techniques can also contain tannins.
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