Brezo Mencia - Gregory Perez 2015

75cl Bodegas Mengoba Mencia Spain > Bierzo Juicy, easy drinking Reds
Brezo Tinto: This cuvée is comprised of mostly Mencía with a small proportion of Garnacha Tintorera, from multiple plots of 30-60 year old vines, 90% de-stemmed and 10% whole-cluster, fermented with wild yeasts in stainless-steel vats, and raised on the lees in vat. Brezo Tinto is a fresh, ripe, floral, and spicy red wine to pair with meats of all kinds, especially sausages, game, and pork dishes.

 Gregory Perez is one of the most talented growers in the Bierzo region. A native of Bordeaux, Gregory came to Bierzo in the early 2000’s where he worked extensively until he created his own project in 2007. He farms 5 hectares. His goal is to express the Bierzo region as vividly as possible through working with only native grapes and utilising natural winemaking methods such as fermenting all of his wines with wild yeasts and working with very little sulphur during the winemaking process. The results are wines that show an uncommon sense of purity and elegance not often associated with this region. Brezo is the label he created for his work as a negociant.

 

“…….but the wines that really stopped me in my tracks at the tasting were from Spain. Bodegas Mengoba are made by a Frenchman Gregory Pérez in Bierzo, right up on the border of Galicia in northwest Spain. The Brezo Blanco is wonderfully pure and textured; the red equivalent, made from Méncia, is light, fragrant and plummy. Both offer amazing value for money…….” JOHN WILSON, IRISH TIMES DEC 2015

“This is a deep red colour with wonderful aromatics on the nose, (that's the Alicante Bouchet in the blend) leading into a palate dominated by juicy raspberries and integrated tannins. Excellent.”

Matthew Nugent-The Irish Sun

 

 

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