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Characteristics of Brezo Mencía
Brezo Mencia is a young red wine from Bierzo made by Bodegas Mengoba. It is a blend of Alicante Bouschet and Mencia, although the Mencia is clearly predominant.
Brezo Mencia is produced from grapes from plots located in Horta and Villafranca del Bierzo. The average age of the vineyards, which are located at about 550 meters, is 50 years. The soil is clayey and sandy.
The harvest is done manually and in boxes so that the grains do not break. Grapes, when in the winery, are selected, destemmed and squeezed.
After these processes, Brezo Mencia rests in stainless steel tanks where alcoholic fermentation takes place.
Bodegas Mengoba is located in San Juan de Carracedo, very near the famous monastery of Carracedo. The winery produces eight wines that enhance the quality of Bierzo.
Serve at 14ºC
Cold meat, Aperitif, Lightly seasoned salad, White meat
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.
SightPretty cherry red.TasteFresh and powerful. It's nice and is very well structured.
SightIntense cherry red colour.NoseRipe fruit aromas. Citrus, balsamic and spicy notes.TasteFresh, powerful and structured on the palate.
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".