Ladera Sagrada

Papa is an estate-bottled wine produced by Ladera Sagrada in the Valdeorras DO region, located in northwest Spain. From 2004 to 2010 Papa has sold out every year within three months of release.

This wine is a superb value made from estate owned, organically grown grapes. Ladera Sagrada has the largest holdings of vineyard land in the Valdeorras appellation, and the bodega makes wine using only the best 20% of its grapes.

Farming Practice:Practicing Organic

Ladera Sagrada 'CVA A Portela' Mencia 2014
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91  James Suckling 
James Suckling 91 "A pure mencía that exhibits aromas reminiscent of dried flowers, sliced strawberries and some burnt oranges to boot. The palate is loaded with upfront fruit, plenty of fine tannins, a good backbone of acidity and a clean finish. Unoaked and made from 30-year-old, pure mencia.

Ladera Sagrada Castelo do Papa Godello 2015
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Winery Information: Papa is an estate-bottled wine produced by Ladera Sagrada in the Valdeorras DO region, located in northwest Spain. From 2004 to 2010 Papa has sold out every year within three months of release. The Godello grapes that go into it make Papa a jewel of a wine. Able to age similar

Ladera Sagrada Castelo do Papa Godello 2014
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90  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 90 "Light yellow. Complex aromas of ripe pear, melon, orange zest and white flowers, with hints of green almond and fennel in the background. Lush and creamy on entry, then more taut in the mid-palate, offering energetic citrus and orchard fruit flavors complicated by smoky mineral and

Ladera Sagrada 'CVA A Portela' Mencia 2013
92  Wine & Spirits 
Wine & Spirits 92 "- "Valdeorras may be better known for godello, but this mencía is a standout. It comes from vines planted in 1970, the wine providing a beam of red cherry and wild berry flavor, the scents of fruit and flowers circling its vibrant acidity. Tannins needle the fruit from below,

Ladera Sagrada Castelo do Papa Godello 2013
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90  Stephen Tanzer 
Stephen Tanzer 90 "Bright straw. Precise, high-pitched aromas of lime zest, quinine, jasmine and ginger. Juicy, focused and youthfully tight, with bright acidity adding bite to fresh citrus and orchard fruit qualities. Shows a suave blend of power and vivacity, finishing with lingering floral and

Ladera Sagrada 'CVA A Portela' Mencia 2011
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93  Robert Parker 
Robert Parker 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