For some time, Mencía, a grape native to the Bierzo region, was the “Pinot Noir of the moment” for Spain. The comparison seems to always be made with any grape, Spanish or not, that’s red, lighter-colored, and holding less than 14% alcohol. What’s interesting is that it doesn’t oft stick and it feels like it’s those who have just discovered DO Bierzo and its Mencía wines that are drawn to declare this conclusion these days, especially as boozier Mencías do exist. Mencía has thankfully continued on and is carving out […]

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