CASAR DE BURBIA 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.
The wine is aged for two months with their own lees to finally enter French oak barrels of second and third year for a time according to the type of vintage, which is usually around 10-12 months.
TASTING NOTES: Brimming with cherry, blueberry, and floral aromas, this is a vibrant, spicy Mencía with polished tannins and acidity and a long, bright mineral finish.
FOOD PAIRING: Barbecued beef with dry marinade, duck Salad with straw-berries, mexican-style chicken, tortillas with steak and grilled vegetable, cheeses or soups.
- 91 points by James Suckling, vntg 2020, 2019, 2018.
- 90 points by Robert Parker, vntg 2019.
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.