This wine pays homage to the medieval monastery that anchors the steep mountainside vineyards high above the village of Barco de Valdeorras. The complex fruitiness of the Mencia grape combines with the distinct flinty minerality derived from the slate soils to create a unique wine. Flavors of dark plums and blackberries are accentuated by an exotic spiciness. The luxurious palate is balanced by long tannins on the elegant finish. So fresh, juicy and alive. A joy to drink now.