Ver Sacrum

Doña Mencia De Los Andes

This is just different. Mencia planted in 2011 in Argentina. Not like the Spanish version exactly, but not too distant. Aromas of cherry, raspberry, and blueberry with a distinct violet note. Juicy, mineral, and balanced in the mouth, with lower tannins and sturdy acid made it a great match for burgers for a pre-Mother’s Day cookout. Delicious and unique. — 3 days ago

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Interesting. I didn’t realise Mencia had been planted in Argentinia.


5 Valdeobispo Mencía

A very serious 100% Mencía, Valdeobispo is sourced from a 1.6 hectare plot planted in 1910 in the eponymous lieu-dit in Villafranca del Bierzo. This was the first vintage of this single-vineyard bottled under Cantariña’s label. Prior to this, grapes were sold to their neighbor Raúl Pérez, who actually advised them to vinify this plot on its own. Fermented in oak foudre and aged in used barriques for 12 months. Unusually dark ruby color, quite concentrated, slightly rustic. Aromas of red fruit, hibiscus, floral and earthy notes. Round and powerful, smooth tannins — 19 days ago

Michelini i Mufatto

El Rapolao Bierzo Mencía 2018

Light bodied. Wild blackberry, blueberry and purple flowers aromas and flavors. Incredibly subtle and delicate. Spicy. — 24 days ago

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Raul Pérez

La Vizcaina La Vitoriana Lomas de Valtuille Bierzo Mencia 2017

Starts out with a bit of reductive stink. Serious blackberries and tart fruits, with long acids. This can be enjoyed now with a long decant. Lots of material and extraction and concentration, ie this is a big wine, but the fruit is a bit sidelined. Generous take is this needs another 5+ years to come together. But it is pretty high tannin and drying... and way too extracted for my taste now. Maybe the fruit will stand up with time. — 16 days ago

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Raul Pérez

Ultreia Saint Jacques Mencía

One of my first Spanish wines. An old world wine with a beautiful nose of cherry and mineral earth, stone perhaps. And the palate supports that with a nuance of acidity that's both strong but very controlled and long. This wine I will remember. Balanced, light oak, and delicious. — 12 days ago

Laura Lorenzo

Daterra Viticultores Portela Do Vento 2018

Jeremy Shanker

One of Galicia’s best and brightest — 17 days ago

LM, Daniel P. and 13 others liked this

Raul Pérez

Petra Ultreia Bierzo Mencia 2018

A deep almost purple color. Aromas of darkish, fruits, spices and ash. Palate of red fruits, spice and stones. Focused, sprightly and powerful. Long finish. Another Perez gem. — a month ago

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Bodegas Virxen de Galir

Pagos Del Galir Valdeorras Mencía

As other writers have commented, this takes a long time to open up! Give it 5 or 6 hours..

Interesting nose, and could easily mistake it for a Sangiovese. Hazelnuts, almond.

Medium bodied with pomegranate, dried cherry, a touch of quince, the tannins from the fruit is still so much larger than that of the barrel it is aged in, giving that true connection to old world wine.
A touch of acid and lip smacking tannin.
The label has the lot and date stamped on it.
— 17 days ago

Tom, Daniel P. and 2 others liked this


Sounds complex. Good review!🍷

César Márquez

La Vitoriana Bierzo Mencia 2018

Mike R

Not what I expected — 5 days ago

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Bodegas Godelia

Rosé Mencia

2010 vintage. Lovely. Full flavor, nice amount of tannins — 5 days ago