A couple of months ago I had only tasted one Mencia in the form of Oliver's Taranga Chica Rosé. In that time another four have come through the door including this Rosé from Quartz Hill. This is great drinking too I might add. I'm becoming a big fan of the Spanish variety...
Copper and pale salmon in appearance, this Rosé is bone dry and absolutely moreish. Only 33 dozen made, this is the first release from vines planted in 2013.
Red flowers, a touch of aniseed, mandarin peel, it smells quite minerally and metallic too. A skinsy texture is glued to the tongue and refuses to budge - something I don't mind actually. A firmish acidity to finish walks a long finish hand in hand with dusting of white pepper. A great drink.