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DEMENCIA, 2010

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.
  • Filtered - Paper 1 microns.
  • Low sulphite.

Notes on additives, aids & processing used:

  • No temperature control.
  • Total Sulphites: 22 mg/L
  • This wine is fermented spontaneously.
  • Other Information:It was a very rainy winter, and this rain allows the plants to get reserves in their old roots. The spring wasn’t too hot, and the plants suffered some frost days. The summertime was really hot with only a few rainy days that help the vines to get a perfect maturation. A very slow and long maduration of the fruit gives us this touch of minerality that only appears the very best vintage in this variety and region. With this elaboration we want to express the origin. Present tannins, ripeness and acidity that allow the wine to have a great evolution in the bottle. This is a wonderful vintage for us that gave us a very unique wine of our identity - 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.