Limited Addition

Mencia 2021


From the winemakers : This is the first Mencia planted in the Willamette Valley AVA. This Spanish variety of Galician origin was rediscovered in its homeland of Bierzo and Ribeira Sacra in 2002 and this is the only planting of the variety in the Willamette Valley. The nearly 2-acre block is planted with four different clones. It is grown on the highest and rockiest volcanic site at the Eola Springs Vineyard in the Eola Amity Hills AVA and as it does in its homeland the variety delivers a distinctive minerality and dark volcanic soil character to the tannins of this wine. The 2021 vintage was the second, eagerly anticipated, fruit of this planting and it didn’t disappoint again. This was possibly the most exciting, and intensely fragrant, fermentation in the cellar this harvest. The grapes were fermented half destemmed and the rest whole-bunch with foot treading for the first few days, the cool fermentation was intensely fragrant with rose, musk, and blue fruits that morphed into exotic paprika, chorizo, and sumac aromatics. This wine is a shapeshifter but we believe we have captured the essence of the variety in the Eola Amity Hills AVA in this bottling.

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Type: Red
Vintage: 2021
Size: 750 mL
Grape: Mencia
Region: Eola-Amity Hills, Oregon
Vinification: From MFW Wine Imports : Chad Stock (formerly of Minimus, Omero, and Origin) and his wife Bree Stock, MW have come together to create their new project, Limited Addition, formed around their belief that there is still more to be considered in the Willamette Valley. After their departure from Minimus, the husband-and-wife team took the opportunity to recreate their ideal work relationship, free from investors, and with a desire to continue their work exploring alternative varieties and pushing the boundaries of what is possible in Oregon. Limited Addition are personal, handmade wines raised from Chad and Bree’s long collaborations with inspired farmers to develop a diverse and sustainable wine landscape in Oregon’s Willamette Valley. They are committed to expanding the conversation around sustainable practices in the wine industry; this is not limited just to farming philosophies but is also deeply rooted in a commitment to farmers and farm-workers who rely on the wine industry to sustain them. For these reasons (along with Chad’s constant need to explore the possibilities), Ltd+ works with a unique assortment of early, mid, and late-ripening grape varieties that allow labor to extend throughout the growing season, which helps provide economic security to farmers and farm-workers. Limited Addition wines are made as the vintage dictates and inspires. Additive-free and without recipe, there is just a curiosity to express the best of the grape and the place from a given moment in time.

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