In a nutshell: At last the wonderful Mencia grape from Bierzo in the north western corner of the province of Castilla y Leon in Spain is gaining wider recognition.
The lowdown: After fermentation in temperature controlled stainless steel the wine spent nine months maturing on its lees in French and American oak barrels. It was bottle without any further filtration.
When to drink: All the vines in the Las Tres Filas vineyard are eighty or more years old and the result is a medium to full bodied wine with pleasingly supple structure and generous flavours of black fruit
The Merayo family have been growing grapes in Bierzo, in the north western corner of the province of Castilla y Leon, for generations.
The bulk of their 25 hectares of ancient vines have been handed down through the years, but with a new winery established in 2010 and with the dynamism of the current generation owner, Pedro Merayo, very satisfying results are being achieved.