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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
Grilled white fish, Chicken with mint, Stuffed aubergines, Light starters, Creamed soups, Sushi, Goat cheese, Beans and pulses
Extreme weather included low rainfall and summer drought with high temperatures resulting in an unusually early harvest. The most important weather events occurred on April 28th with a late frost that destroyed the crops of El Bierzo valley, and also the hailstorm that fell days later on May 9th, which destroyed part of the vineyards on the slopes of Corullón. The harvest was brought forward to unusual dates due to the high temperatures. Some winegrowers started to pick grapes the last days of August.The wines of this vintage have a good balance between structure and acidity. The fast ripening of the grape caused a small decrease in acidity that makes the wines accessible from the first vintage.
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.
The 2015 vintage was characterised by low rainfall. The lack of water throughout the year brought the vegetative cycle of the vine forward and it was not until days before the harvest that it started to rain considerably. This caused the grape to hydrate and lead to a somewhat fresher vintage than what it initially seemed. The continental character that this vintage looked like it was going to have was mitigated by the rain before the harvest, balancing the phenolic ripeness, qualifying the vintage as excellent. The wines of this vintage have an excellent balance between structure, acidity and texture in the mouth. A vintage that can age perfectly.
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!
Bierzo wine is on the rise. It is a region defined by its small scale work, with plots scattered around, very old vines, artisan work of the small scale wineries, and the character of their principal variety, the Mencía grape, which produces fresh, fruity and delicious wines. Although the region is well known mostly for its red wines, it also produces white and rosé wines. If the red wines here are defined by the Mencía variety, then the white wines here are defined by the Godello. Godello grape has great aromatic potential, as well as an excellent balance between alcohol and acidity. Despite the great potential of El Bierzo, its rise in the wine world would not have been possible without two people: Raúl Pérez and Ricardo Pérez. Two great winemakers who in little time have been able to produce critically acclaimed wines from the Bierzo region.