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Mencía wines are a delicacy for wine lovers. So much so that these wines have seen their consumption increased almost exponentially in recent years. The main reason is that Mencía wines have unique organoleptic characteristics.
First of all, it is necessary to say that Mencía wines have their origin in northwestern Spain. This variety began to be cultivated in the towns of Orense, Lugo, León or Zamora in Roman times. Consequently, Mencía has traditionally been a local wine from these areas. However, as all good things triumph, Mencía wines have taken a well-deserved step forward.
These are red wines with good structure and somewhat dense. In view, there is a cherry red color that varies according to its aging, and a medium-high layer. On the nose it has a very good aromatic intensity of red fruits with interesting mineral notes. Likewise, if it is aged, high quality balsamic and spicy notes also appear. On the palate, Mencía wines are very tannic, have little acidity, are tasty and full.
You are likely to find good Mencía wines in regions such as El Bierzo, Ribeira Sacra, Ribeiro, Monterrei, and Castilla y León. We have made a selection of this type of wine that, without a doubt, you are going to love it.