Crafted solely from Mencía by the Dominio de Tares winery, Bembibre is a remarkable Spanish red wine made from old vines.
Located in six different plots composed of slate and gravel with slopes up to 22% in the very heart of the DO El Bierzo, many of the grapevines are over 80 years of age.
Harvested by hand in 15-kg. boxes, the Mencía grapes were meticulously selected in the cellar. After being destemmed and gently crushed, they were fermented in stainless steel tanks for 25 days with frequent pump-overs and puch-downs.
After that, Bembibre 2015 completed malolactic fermentation in French oak barrels, where it was also aged for a period of 16 months.
This remarkable red wine from El Bierzo was not filtered before its bottling.
Drink until 2025. Decant this old-vines Mencía 1 hour before drinking.
The red wine Bembibre has a clean, bright, high cherry-coloured robe with a violet rim.
Profound and characteristic, this Mencía from El Bierzo suggests some intense notes of cherries and raspberries, punctuated by some remembrances of plums. Hints of violets and rose petals, alongside deep mineral undertones, some herbal notions and aromas of tobacco and sandalwood.
Smooth and elegant, this crianza red wine by Dominio de Tares has a medium body and a detailed, lush texture. Notes of menthol, raspberries, dry earth and flowers. Excellent acidity, velvety tannins and very long finish with remembrances of cocoa, blood orange and wet earth.
|Our personal opinion||
One of the best expressions of the Mencía grape, Bembibre 2015 is a terroir-oriented wine which pairs fabulously well with game dishes and long, slow-cooked stews.
Enterwine 94. Peñín 93.
Peñín 93. Enterwine 94.
Parker 90. Wine Enthusiast Magazine 92.
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||30 minutes before serving|
|Does this wine follow the guidelines of biodynamic Farming?||No|
|Is this product free of sulfites?||No|
|Type of ageing||Months in French oak barrels from Allier|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||16|
|Name of Award||No|
|Percentage of variety||No|
|Pairings||Birds, Bull meat, Cured cheeses, Game animals, Poultry, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb, Roasted lamb ribs, Roasted red meats, Rosted piglet, Sheep´s cheese, Stew, Stews|
|Taste||Complex and Elegant, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes|
|Occasion||Because you deserve it, Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, To bring to an engagement|
The wine deserves 4 stars right now, but I guess that in 4-5 years it will become a 5-star one. It is really deep and earthy.
Impressed by the elegance and personality of this wine. The nose is joyfully expressive, full of flowers and wild berries. Superb texture and a long finish with citrus, earth and a nice metallic tang.