A new vintage of Raul Perez’s brilliant Mencia value from the Ribera Sacra, Bierzo, and Valdeorras regions of Galicia in northeastern Spain. The scallop shell (St. Jacques) is the icon for the historic pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela. This wine pays tribute to the trails leading to the city and the church, and to those monks who gift Mencia vines along the routes to farmers who allowed the travelers rest and stay on their properties.
If this is a new varietal for you, this is the ideal wine for you to initiate yourself……lip smacking “hard candy” wild berries, loam minerality, soft and supple mouthfeel. Perfect with burgers or “whatever”! Has been called one of the world’s greatest wine values and we agree. Sourced from ancient bush vines, organically dry farmed on decomposed sand and schist vineyards. Last vintage 93 points by Wine Advocate (mags are available), the 2018 should follow its foot steps. You have been alerted!!