This wine comes from the village of Cobrana in the north east of Bierzo. It is Mencia but with a little palmino and godello as the vineyards were traditionally planted with some white grapes in the past. The reason why Veronica has started to work with this vineyard is because it is planted straight into slate which makes it completely unique in her range of wines which are normally clay and gravel. To boot it is also 90 years old, planted at 750 metres in elevation and is located in one of the coolest parts of Bierzo.
Ortega’s Cobrana 2017 is a juicy red wine with aromas of red fruit, spicy notes and touches of violets and wild herbs. Medium-bodied, on the palate it is fragrant, fresh and mineral.