This rich, warming red is made from vineyards that lie on the pilgrim route to Santiago de Compostela in Bierzo, in the north-west of Spain. The vines here are very old, some over 100 years, which produce especially intense and concentrated wines. The indigenous grape variety of Mencia offers an enchanting rich black cherry and herbal character.
Sweet tannin with well balanced acidity, rich red fruits, leather, cinnamon and hints of sweet spices. Perfect with rustic and slow roasted lamb with earthy flavours. The perfect red for winter.
Spanish red wine from Bierzo in Castilla Y Leon Spain made with Mencia
The Vina Albares vineyards cover around twenty five hectares, just to the south of Albares in the wine growing region of El Bierzo. Once owned by the Archbishop of Tarragona, they lie on the old pilgrim route to Santiago de Compostela; some of the plots are over 100 years old and the fruit produced is of exceptional quality. The indigenous grape in this area is Mencia, a variety that has a concentrated black cherry and herbal character which makes it really special. Careful vineyard management, hand picking and thoughtful use of French oak complete the picture. View our selection.