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Characteristics of Brezo Blanco
Brezo is a white wine from the D.O. Bierzo made by Bodega y Viñedos Mengoba. Brezo is a blend of Doña Blanca, grown in the vineyards of Espanillo and Carracedo and Godello from small plots located in Carracedo, Vilafranca and Valtuille (D.O. Bierzo). The vines are around 25 years old and are only treated in the traditional way (plowing with cows, green pruning and integrated pest control treatments, meaning that the vines are only treated with products if there's a risk of disease). To make Brezo Blanco, the must ferments at low temperature. It is aged on its lees for 5 months with weekly stirring. It is lightly clarified and filtered before being bottled.
Serve at 8ºC
Beans and pulses, Grilled white fish, Chicken with mint, Stuffed aubergines, Light starters, Creamed soups, Sushi, Goat cheese
A vintage where the Atlantic climate has ruled over the continental. The lightness of this type of climate, together with the perfect sanitary condition of the vineyard, has given rise to an excellent vintage from this area.
The year began with typical temperate and rainy winter weather. What differentiated the year was the intense rains that fell between the months of April and May, conditioning the vegetative development of the vine. The summer was then noticeable for being warm and dry, the perfect combination for the perfect grape.
SightA pale yellow colour with steely reflections. Clean and bright.NoseA very aromatic, fragrant and expressive wine. Clean aromas of white fruit stand out along with some citrus touches, floral notes and aromatic herbs.TasteElegant and creamy on the palate. Fresh with a great acidity and a citrus touch, making it even fresher. Accompanied by a nice bitter touch.
SightPale lemon yellow colour with a waxy rim. Clean and very bright.NoseThis white wine has a high aromatic intensity. Fragrant and expressive, clean aromas of ripe white fruit, some citrus touches, floral notes and hints of aromatic herbs.TasteFresh, enticing, medium-bodied, very enjoyable. Good acidity. Medium length finish with good persistence and some nice light bitter notes. Excellent value for money, and enjoyment!
In recent years, winemakers and developers have settled in the DO Bierzo with very plausible innovative ideas, investing heavily in local wineries, resulting in the production of personal and unique wines. There is no doubt that El Bierzo has become a trendy and cool D.O, aided by the spicy, delicate and velvety Mencia grape, whose character and great capacity of expression of terroir is undoubtedly the regions best asset. Even many compare it to the Pinot Noir, which together with the small scale style of production and topography of its vineyards, the traditional form of the Burgundian bottle used, and the original use of the names of towns and places in their best wines, resulted in this wine region being given the nickname of "little Spanish burgundy".