Bodegas Pazo das Tapias, Mencia “Alma de Autor", Monterrei, Galicia, Spain 2020
FRESHNESS & DEPTH. CHERRY, COCOA, VANILLA, CEDAR, & SPICE
Mencía, known as Jaen in Portugal, is native to the Iberian Peninsula and is increasingly attracting the attention of wine makers and drinkers. In this wine it delivers floral aromatics, fresh fruit flavors, intensity, and a pleasantly lingering finish. Aging in French and American oak seals the deal with soft, persistent tannins and toasty hints of cinnamon and spices. It’s a fantastic, friendly fusion of brightness and body.
Serving Suggestion: Beef, veal & pork meatballs in tomato sauce w/ crusty bread. Steak au poivre. Char-grilled ras el hanout pork skewers. Mushroom & kale empanadas.