What is Bierzo wine?
Bierzo is a Spanish Denominación de Origen Protegida (DOP) for wines located in the northwest of the province of León (Castile and León, Spain) and covers about 3,000 km². It borders on the provinces of Ourense, Lugo and Asturias in the north and in the south on areas of La Montaña, la Cabrera and La Meseta, in Léon.
Where is the Bierzo wine region?
Castilla y León
The wine region of Bierzo (or El 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 the 1990s, it remained unknown to the international wine markets.
What is Mencia wine?
Mencia is a medium-bodied red wine producing black grape. It’s found in North-West Spain and Northern Portugal, where it is known as ‘Jaen’. Like Godello (a white grape from the same area), it has previously suffered from Phylloxera, almost becoming extinct in the 1980’s.
What does Bierzo taste like?
Flavors of ripe berries, toasty oak, licorice and citrus zest finish long and deep. Drink through 2021.
Is Mencia a grape variety?
Mencía (“Men-thee-ah”) is a medium-bodied red wine grape that produces high quality wines with floral and red fruit flavors. If you’ve never heard of it, it’s not surprising, Mencía only grows in Spain and Portugal on the Iberian peninsula.
What is bobal similar to?
Bovale grapes grown Italian island of Sardinia were once thought to be Bobal. However, current thinking is that Bovale Grande – or Bovale di Spagna (Spain) – is very similar to or identical to Carignan (Carinena)….Food matches for Bobal include:
- Traditional Valencian paella.
- Roasted rabbit.
- Chargrilled sirloin steak.
How do you pronounce Mencia wine?
Mencía (“Men-thee-ah”) is a medium-bodied red wine grape that produces high quality wines with floral and red fruit flavors.
Where does Mencia grow?