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    Bodegas Mengoba, Bierzo Mencia de Espanillo Red 2018
    Bodegas Mengoba, Bierzo Mencia de Espanillo Red 2018

    Bodegas Mengoba, Bierzo Mencia de Espanillo Red 2018

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    Bodegas Mengoba Bierzo Mencia de Espanillo
    Bodegas Mengoba Bierzo Mencia de Espanillo

    A blend of Mencia & Alicante Bouchet grapes from the village of Espanillo in El Bierzo, Castilla y Leon. The average age of the vineyard is 80 years.

    After a manual harvest in boxes, the grapes are selected, destemmed and crushed. Then it passes directly in oak barrels of 2500L where it makes the alcoholic fermentation and malolactic, until its transfer to be bottled. The ageing time is around 11 months depending on the vintage. Bottling without filtration is done with slight clarification.

    Annual production: 3000 bottles and 300 magnums.

    Grégory Pérez graduated from the School of Oenology and Viticulture of Bordeaux de Blanquefort in 1998. He worked at Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste and especially at Château Cos d'Estournel between 1997 and 2000. After his first steps in France, his family roots - and the push of a friend - brought him to Spain and specifically to Bierzo.

    He works 5 hectares of vineyards in the village of Espanillo, at the headwaters of the river Cúa, with vineyards located on steep slopes at an altitude of 700m. The soil is composed of a mixture of clays and decomposed slate, within a forested environment of great natural diversity. He is following sustainable farming methods and makes some non-conventional wines outside the appellation of origin. Some principles that are succeeding in bringing natural wines to light and with the personality of each "terroir".

    Grégory Pérez is one of the components of the new generation called to take over in the elaboration of the great wines of Spain from his winery Mengoba.

    Graduated from the School of Oenology and Viticulture of Bordeaux de Blanquefort in 1998. He worked at Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste and Château Cos d’Estournel between 1997 and 2000.

    After his first steps in France, his family roots - and the push of a friend - brought him to Spain and specifically to Bierzo in 2007. The 5 hectares vineyards are located in the town of Espanillo, in the region of Bierzo, at the headwaters of the river Cúa.

    They are located on steep slopes at an altitude of more than 600 m, oriented at midday and ventilated by constant currents of air. The soil is composed of a mixture of clays and decomposed slate, within a forested environment of great natural diversity.

    It has several stainless steel tanks of different capacities, as well as French oak casks and barrels for the fermentation and maturation of white and red wines.

    Gregory makes wines based on 8 guiding principles: knowledge of the soil, protection of the land’s biodiversity, use of indigenous varietals, no aggressive treatments, no herbicides, low yields, hand-selection of grapes in the vineyard at optimum ripeness, use of indigenous yeasts from each vineyard favours the diversity of aromas and the personality of the wines, also by limiting the doses of sulphur and not using "chips" or products that can alter the aromatic features. 

    His goal is and always has been to make authentic wines, great wine with minimal impact on nature, and his results are dazzling.