What makes this wine unique? This wine is a superb value made from estate-owned organically grown grapes. All the grapes come from the specific high elavation site of A Portela. A Portela is a joint venture between the Sharon family and CVA. A Portela is made with the best 20% of the vineyard land of the Sharon family. The mineral character of A Portela gives the wine a special identity.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (RP): 93
"From vineyards planted in pure granite soils, the 2011 A Portela is an amazing, unoaked, naturally made 100% Mencia. Opulently styled with copious notes of blueberry liqueur, crushed rocks, spring flowers and a hint of camphor, it exhibits fabulous intensity, a medium to full-bodied mouthfeel, superb ripeness and an ethereal lightness in spite of its intensity and richness. ... stunning effort from Jose Luis Murcia ..."