Parajes Mencîa Bierzo

Spain, León
  • Suggested Pairings
  • Lamb
  • Tacos
  • 13%ABV
  • Sustainably Farmed

Borderline sensual, and we’ll tell you why. This Mencia blend from Spain is complex, with smoky nuances and touches of black pepper spice and wild herbs to complete a soft and fruity palate full of dark, alluring fruit. And we were seriously allured.

César Marquez Pérez comes from a family with deep roots in Spain’s Bierzo wine region. His focus is mainly on micro-vinifications of old-vine Godello and Mencía from parajes (small plots). These parajes yield widely differing characteristics depending on their soil composition and the orientation and slope of the vineyards. Ultimately, Cesar’s vision is to lay the foundation to map this unique region in a manner parallel to the Cru appellations in other parts of the world.

85% Mencia 8% Alicante Bouschet 7% Other varietals Climate: Continental Soil Type: Clay/Sand/Soil Slate Hand Harvested Fermented whole bunch and gently foot crushed Fermented by indigenous yeast Aged 12 months in old oak