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2010 Guimaro Finca Capelinos, Ribeira Sacra, Spain

2010   2011
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Previously labeled GB1P or B1P.

Average Price of 750ml bottle, ex-tax in USD: $60

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Grape Variety: Mencia

Mencia is a red wine grape variety native to northwest Spain. It is most commonly grown in the province of Leon (it is particularly suited to the slate and alluvial soils of the Bierzo region) but is also a principal variety in regions such as the Valdeorras, Monterrei and Ribeira Sacra DOs in neighboring Galicia.

Mencia, which produces thick-skinned, violet-blue grapes, was once thought to be related to Cabernet Franc. Modern DNA testing has disproved this theory, however, but has uncovered that it is in fact genetically identical to Portugual's Jaen.

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Region Hierarchy
  • Ribeira Sacra wine region

    Ribeira Sacra DO (Denominación de Origen) is a winegrowing zone at the heart of Galicia, north-western Spain. Its boundaries are marked roughly by the Mino and Sil rivers, both of which flow down from the Cantabrian Mountains en route to the Atlantic Ocean. Winemaking in this area dates back to Roman times, and was continued by monks during the Middle Ages. The name Ribeira Sacra means 'Sacred Shore,' which most likely references the numerous monasteries in the area.

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  • Galicia wine region

    Galicia is one of the 17 top-level administrative regions (known as comunidades autónomas) of Spain. It occupies the north-western corner of the Iberian Peninsula, and is exposed on two sides to the Atlantic Ocean. To the south lies Portugal, to the east ... more

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