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Why do we love this wine?

James Suckling thinks this is the best wine from Bierzo, in Spain’s north-west, and one of the best from Spain. Wow! Big call, but we have tasted this deep and layered wine and agree that it is exceptional. The wine is made from 95% Mencía and 5% indigenous local varieties; from a single vineyard call ‘La Bienquerida’, which is an ancient, 100+ year old plot.

Profile

Pepper
Redcurrant
Spice
Medium-bodied
Bright
Deep

Give the wine some air and enjoy tasting it evolve. It’s a fascinating variety, and this example has everything from tar and roses to potpourri and Indian spices happening. It’s got lovely medium weight and crunchy acidity, draped with dripping cherry juiciness, and a dark and slatey finish. Concentrated and serious, and very, very delicious.

Awards

Semana Vitivinícola 2019
James Suckling
Guía Vivir el Vino 2020
Guia Gourmets 2020
Wine Spectator
Single Vineyard
Handpicked
Old Vines
Spanish Import
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Specs

Region
Bierzo
Vintage
2017
Cellaring
2030
Preservatives
Sulphites
Alcohol by Vol.
Closure
Cork
Bottle Vol
750mL
Blend Info
95% Mencía 5% Other
Serving Temp.
16.0°C

Tasting

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Winemaking

Viticulture
Crafting