ABV: 13 %
Region: Ribeira Sacra
Pairings: Vegetarian Dishes, Poultry, Salmon, served with root vegetables or seasonal vegetable options. A very versatile wine, Mencia drinks slightly heavier than Pinot Noir. It may be your new go-to varietal!
About: Cultivated since Roman times, Ribeira Sacra’s steep terraced vineyards are some of the most picturesque and treacherous to work in the world of wine – think of the Douro, Cote Rotie, or the Mosel. Like those most dramatic terruños, winegrowing here is not for the faint of heart; it takes spirited determination, eternal optimism, a sense of tradition, and a willingness to collaborate. Pedro Rodríguez of Adegas Guímaro embodies all of these qualities. This Mencia is made with vines averaging 40 years old.