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Varney Wines

2023 Mencía

2023 Mencía

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Varney Wines Mencía started as an experimental foray into the variety in 2020 and was released as a wine in our Expressions of Interest range. Now after working with the variety for a few years we have decided it deserves a permanent place in our Essentials Range. This variety has a great future in the Vale with many great examples available from some top producers. Our Mencía is made to be very approachable in its youth with restrained tannin and balanced red fruit characters. It is a medium bodied red wine to be enjoyed upon release and will continue to develop over the next three to five years.

95 Points - James Halliday

Top 100 - James Halliday 2023

Vintage 2022
"The best iteration of Mencía in the country. Think cool-climate syrah in a more savoury, mellifluous guise, smattered with dried thyme, fennel and peppery tannins, a twine of attractive astringency. A sphere of blue-fruited succulence expands across a fullish girth with energy, drive, length and immense joy. Great drinking!" - 95 Points - Ned Goodwin MW, Halliday Wine Companion 2023

Tech Specs

  • 100% Mencía
  • 100 Dozen bottles made
  • 13.7% Alc/vol

6 Pk Box Dimensions

Length: 8.3cm
Width: 8.3cm
Height: 29.67cm
Weight: 1.2 kg per bottle

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    Sourced from approximately 10-year-old vines at Oliver’s Taranga Vineyard Seaview, McLaren Vale.


    Picked early. Fermented cool. Some whole bunch carbonic maceration. 8 days on skins prior to pressing to seasoned French Barriques for short 6 week maturation prior to blending and bottling. 100% Mencía.


    This unique varietal pairs well with juicy lamb and beef steak.