La Linea Mencia Red 2018 - Adelaide Hills
Closure: Screw cap
Bottle size: 750ml
Mencia is a red grape with its home in north-western Spain, in the regions of
Bierzo, Ribeira Sacra and Valdeorras.
Here it has traditionally been made into light, relatively fragrant red for early
consumption. In recent years, more concentrated and complex wines have
resulted from some winemakers’ new interpretation of the variety.
Our Mencia was the first block planted in the Hills, but its success has led others
to follow, with small blocks recently established at Balhannah, Carey Gully and
A deliciously spicy, medium-bodied red.
La Linea is a collaboration between two highly experienced wine professionals: David LeMire MW and Peter Leske.
Their first vintage was in 2007, after Peter could not get the imagined aroma and taste of a pale, dry, fine Tempranillo rosé out of his mind. He knew an Adelaide Hills vineyard which produced fruit perfect for the wine… and La Linea was born.
The team has also made dry red Tempranillo for over a decade, always in fundamentally the same style: medium-bodied, with the variety’s typical fleshy mid-palate, drying tannins, and lower alcohol than many contemporary Aussie reds. And a fragrant lift which is delicious!
While passionate about Tempranillo, the team is not entirely focussed on one variety.
They are also well-known for the carefully ‘off-dry’ Vertigo ‘25GR’ Riesling, and since 2016 they have produced Mencia, grown near the winery at Lenswood. This variety has its home in north-western Spain, where it is traditionally made into a light, relatively fragrant red for early consumption. The La Linea style is now well established: brilliant purple in colour with a powerful nose of white pepper and red berries, and a vibrant, crunchy palate.
The seasons turn… nature throws up new conditions… vines mature… wines are made. The La Linea team thrives on the grounding influence of grapegrowing and winemaking, where the cyclical nature of the seasons offers annual renewal and challenge.
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