(V) and (VG) Dark red in colour. Hedgerow and leathery aromas reminiscent of a young cru Bordeaux. Very chunky. Tons of liquorice. Full-bodied and balanced with soft tannins and an elegant mineral finish. A lot wine for the money!
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More InformationThe wine region of Bierzo is a small, rural and remote ancient region in the north-western corner of Castilla y León, touching the eastern border of Galicia. Up until recently, it remained unknown to the international wine markets. However, thanks to the wave of investment and innovation that swept many parts of Spain in the late 1990s, the wine region of Bierzo now counts as one of the country’s rising stars, on a par with other wine hotspots, such as Rueda, Penedès, Toro and Jumilla.
Now proven to have no relation to Cabernet Franc, low yields, the right soils and good vinification are now resulting in interesting wines made from the Mencia variety. Most widely planted in northwestern Spain, particularly Bierzo, it can produce wines which are appealingly full-bodied and concentrated, with attractive ripe berry characters supported by a good solid tannin structure, frequently softened by oak-ageing.