Producer: Bodegas y Viñedos Mengoba
Region: Bierzo, Spain
Blend: Mencia, Alicante Bouschet
Retail Price: $18.00
Sale Price: $9.99*
Our Tasting Note:
Inky purple in color with aromas and flavors of black cherry, anise and violets. The palate is juicy and smooth with a gratifying texture and a bittersweet twist on the finish. Typical Mencía appeal of flowers and red fruits with a hint of herbs. Soft velvety tannins balance a fruity palate with plummy richness and bright berry and bramble fruit notes. A big and powerful wine.
About the Producer:
"As a Bordeaux native, Gregory Pérez’s career launched with Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste. He also worked at Château Cos d’Estournel during and after his studies at the Bordeaux-Blanquefort School of Enology and Viticulture between 1997 and 2000. Pérez went to Bierzo in Spain where he worked for several years before establishing Mengoba in 2007. Mengoba steeply sloped vineyards are situated at the head of River Cúa in the town of Espanillo ranging 600 to 850 meters above sea level. Perez vinifies in a non-interventionist manner that seeks respect and sustainability of the vineyard. ‘Flor de Brezo’ is a blend of Mencía and Alicante Bouschet from 35 years old vines."
About the Vineyards:
"The vineyards are located in the town of Espanillo, in the region of Bierzo, at the headwaters of the river Cúa. They are located on slopes with steep slopes at an altitude of more than 600 m, oriented at midday and ventilated by constant currents of air The soil is composed of a mixture of clays and decomposed slate, within a forested environment of great natural diversity."
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