Sunset in the vineyards of Bierzo.
Photo by Gerry Dawes©2011 / email@example.com / http://www.gerrydawesspain.com
Bodegas Adriá Viña Barroca Mencía 2010 Bierzo
The grapes for Viña Barroca come from 25 hectares of 30-60 year old goblet-pruned vines grown on steeply inclined sloped in the areas of Vilafranca del Bierzo, Valtuille de Arriba and Pieros that are owned by growers who strictly follow the criteria required by Bodegas Adriá.
The soil composition of the vineyards is quartz, clay and slate, the altitude ranges from 450 to 100 meters above sea level, the rainfall in this Atlantic-dominated climate is 722mm per year (about the same as Bordeaux) and the average high temperature in summer is about 80 degrees.