Mencia * 75cl * 14.0% ABV * Galicia, Spain
Mencia is a red grape native to the northwest of Spain and is commonly associated with the red wines of Bierzo. The Virgen del Galir winery (purchased in 2018 by Spanish wine conglomerate CVNE) sources its grapes from its own 20 hectares of vineyards at an altitude of over 600m. Vibrant dark cherry red in colour with a great aromatic intensity of fresh black cherry fruit, balsamic and sweet spice. Subtle toasty notes from 6-months ageing in oak. Silky and soft, with mouth-watering freshness and structure, and lovely dusty tannins. Excellent with assorted charcuterie or pizza. Drink to 2022.