CASAR DE BURBIA

GRAPE: Mencía.

APPELLATION: Bierzo DO.

VINIFICATION: The wine is vinified in small deposits of 10,000L. where the different plots of our vineyard ferment separately, to define later the mixture that will form the new vintage.

TASTING NOTES: Thick, tannic and delicious, with a slight acidic note, which, as well as lively and vivacious, predicts a long shelf life. Raspberry and strawberry dominate over the American oak induced vanilla. An intense, clean and direct wine, which opens from the onset in anticipation of the varietal’s full potential: primary aromas are accompanied by wood in the form of vanilla but not as the leading component.

FOOD PAIRING: Barbecued beef with dry marinade, duck Salad with straw-berries, mexican-style chicken, tortillas with steak and grilled vegetable, cheeses or soups.

RATINGS HISTORY:

 

  • 90 Wine Advocate, vntg 2019.
  • 91  James Suckling, vntg 2018.

Tech Sheet:

PRODUCER: Casar de Burbia is a winery that focuses on quality in the excellent expression of its wines, proof of the constant efforts made to capture all of the essences provided by the privileged terroir of El Bierzo.

They are a family-run winery from the region El Bierzo (Spain), which has been making wines in the traditional way for more than two decades. Their wines are made with Mencía and Godello grapes from their own vineyards (27 Ha) located in the Camino de Santiago at an altitude of 900 meters over the sea level.

The vineyard is arranged into 42 plots, classified according to their altitude, orientation and soil characteristics. They are artisan and limited. Experienced in the winemaking process and knowledge of the Terroir.