Bodegas Pazo das Tapias, Mencia “Finca Os Cobatos”, Monterrei, Galicia, Spain 2021 100% Mencia
FOREST BERRIES & FRESH HERBS, LIVELY & DARK With successful estates in Rias Baixas and Ribeiro, Manuel Mendez completed his Galician trifecta in 2006 with this estate in Monterrei. One of the oldest vineyards in the area, it is planted to the region’s signature varieties: Godello and Mencia – the latter presented here in classic, minimalist form, brimming with the grape’s signature freshness and foresty, herbaceous undercurrents. File between Oregonian Pinot and Loire Cab Franc. Serving Suggestions: Cured jamon Iberico w/ bits of Galicia’s tetilla queso. Grilled root vegetables drizzled w/ olive oil & Maldon salt.