Wines of Spain: Almazcara Majara 2010
The land of El Bierzo is located northwest of the province of León. It has a characteristic Mediterranean micro-climate, with milder temperatures than the bordering areas and its low altitude generally prevents late frosts which is quite benign for the harvest that is usually one month ahead of the rest of La Ribera del Duero and La Rioja. In El Bierzo, the vineyard is mainly oriented on soils of moist brown earth, slightly acidic and therefore with absence of carbonates, typical of humid climates. The determining factors of quality are in the terraces of little inclination where the vines are located very next to the rivers or in semiagcated hillsides or in vineyards of pronounced inclination and in altitudes between 450 and 1,000 meters.
Wine made from 100% Mencía grapes, from our vineyards located in the district of Los Barrios, Ponferrada. The first vintage was that of 2004. The vineyards are located between 500-600 meters above sea level. The climate is continental, with a contrast of temperatures, maximum-minimum, pronounced that favor the development of the aromas and the color of this wine.