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DEMENCIA, 2013

By Demencia Wines

  • Appellation: Bierzo
  • Region: Castilla y León
  • Country: Spain
  • Colour: Red
  • Grape Varieties: Mencía
  • Soil type: Alluvial, Clay, Sand, Schist
  • Vessel type: Wood - Old oak
  • Unfined.
  • Unfiltered.
  • Low sulphite.

Notes on additives, aids & processing used:

  • No temperature control.
  • Total Sulphites: 25 mg/L
  • This wine is fermented spontaneously.
  • Other Information:2013 Vintage was very good to us. The Winter was so wet with a lot of rainy days, then spring came so timid, and the plants woke up so lazy. Summer was also fresh, not too hot, but also dry with few rainy days. The maturation was slowly and take time to finish. A late harvest that gave us wines so delicated and balanced. They said that 2013 vintage was an atlantic one. There were rain during harvest time but we have already finished that days. A lovely vintage for Demencia.

About Demencia Wines

Castilla y León, Spain

Our dream is to create a great wine, based on our understanding of the vineyard, its terroir, and the native grapes of the Mencia varietal. Our mission is to create a sustainable project. We are an artisan producer creating traditional wines tied to the local culture, which we hope will become a benchmark for quality wine in El Bierzo.

We also do blended wines from different varieties in the same plot, just fermented grape juice. Nature-friendly and low-intervention wines that express their place of origin that came from organic agriculture that stimulate microbial life, boost the inmune systems of plants, and improve soil fertility.

In the cellar, we don’t use additives and our grapes contains everything the wine needs. We manage spontaneous fermentation and malolactic fermentation in oak barrels. We only add a few quantity of sulfites after malo, and another little bit before bottleling, with level below 25 mg/l.