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Characteristics of Flor de Brezo
Flor de Brezo is a red wine from Bierzo produced by Bodegas y Viñedos Mengoba. This wine is a varietal Mencia.
The soil on which the grapes are grown is composed of slate with sandy areas. This is worked by hand, with three ploughings pulled by two cows.
The clusters grow in three different plots, which are between 550 and 700 metres in altitude. The age of the vines are also between 80 and 50 years, depending on the plot.
The harvest is done manually in boxes. The grapes, once in the winery, are selected, destemmed and squeezed. The subsequent fermentation occurs in wooden foudres, where it remains until the transfer. Aging takes half a year.
Flor de Brezo is finally bottled after a light refining and filtration on open plates. Bodegas y Viñedos Mengoba is located in San Juan de Carracedo, on the Camino de Santiago. The workers in the winery seek to run the best wine cellar through respect and sustainability of the vineyard.
Iberian ham, Roasted red meats, White roasted meat
SightHigh layer, cherry colour with purple trim.NoseFloral notes, but in nose this wine is very complex. Strong hints of fresh fruit and spices with mineral aromas.TasteSoft yet greedy entrance, it is powerful and intense. It presents velvety tannins and a bitter aftertaste. With a good body.
SightA cherry colour with a purplish rim. High robe.NoseMedium-intensity nose. Aromas of ripe red fruit, wet soil, violets, minerals, chocolate and milky coffee.TasteGood acidity with lots of very ripe red fruit. Very smooth tannins. Medium-length aftertaste.
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".