Madai Origen Mencia
2015

Madai Origen Mencia

Spain, Bierzo

3.00 out of 5
(1 customer review)

Fruity and floral, with an intriguing cherry scented nose and a palate dominated by berry fruit – bolstered by soft spice notes and a vibrant acidic backbone. A joy to discover a standout wine from one of Spain indigenous but lesser known varieties.”

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£10.95

MWS: 95

Origin

Situated in the far north west of Spain, Bierzo has a much cooler climate than many of Spain’s other red wine regions. As a result, many of the wines produced are much brighter and fresher in style and have attracted much attention in recent years – not least due to famous names such as Alvaro Palacios establishing vineyards here. Combining old vines with poor soils, high altitude and improved viticultural practices have meant producers are making wine of increasing quality and prominence.

Grape Variety

100% Mencia.

Sourced from old vines over 80 years of age. Unoaked, the grapes are fermented and aged in stainless steel tanks.

Alcohol Percentage

13.5%

Producer

Bodegas Madai started with brothers Daniel and Gonzalo Amigo continuing a family legacy. The two began by recovering old Godello and Mencia vines on steep south facing slopes, passed on from their grandparents. Having realised the potential of these prime vineyard sites, the two are now producing some superb modern examples from the region whilst maintaining a piece of local and family history.

Food Match

Can pair with chicken or light red meat dishes - perhaps cooked in wine or with tomato sauces. Can enjoy lightly chilled too!

1 review for Madai Origen Mencia

  1. N
    3 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    At first this wine had a slight fizz and a home made quality. It eventually settled down though and was even better the next day. Has concentrated red fruit, spicy, some sweetness and a hint of vanilla.

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