Red Wine Baltos Mencía 2017

Red wine from El Bierzo made from Mencía aged for 4 months in oak and for 12 months in the bottle.
Crianza. 4 Months in French oak barrels
Percentage of Alcohol: 14º
Bottle size: 75 cl
D.O.: Bierzo
Grapes Varieties: Mencía,
Wineries: Dominio de Tares
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Availability: In stock

Product Description

In the town of Cabanelas, near Valtuille de Abajo, in the very heart of the DO Bierzo, there is an estate planted with over 40-year-old Mencía grapevines. It is from those vineyards that the Dominio de Tares winery produces Baltos Mencía.

Grown in soils with a high ferrous content, each plot was separately harvested by hand. The selected grapes were destemmed and crushed, after which they were fermented in stainless steel tanks. During the process, several pump-overs were performed in order to facilitate the mixture of the wine must and the skins, thus fostering a mild extraction of aromas and tannins.

After that, Baltos Mencía 2017 completed malolactic fermentation and was aged for 4 months in French oak barrels. The wine was clarified, but not filtered prior to its bottling. Finally, it was aged for 12 months before its commercial release.

We suggest that you drink this Mencía from El Bierzo at a temperature around 14ºC.

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Additional Information

The red wine from El Bierzo Baltos Mencía has an intense cherry coloured robe with a violet rim.


Nice aromas of ripe red berries, alongside blue flowers and some lactic remembrances. This Mencía from El Bierzo also exhibits some creamy nuances and some herbal and spicy touches.


Fresh and smooth, this red wine by Dominio de Tares has some lively notes of blood orange and raspberries, underpinned by some mineral remembrances typical from El Bierzo. Crisp acidity and long finish with a long aftertaste that leaves some toasted and slightly bitter remembrances.

Our personal opinion

Savoury, agile, very fresh, Baltos Mencía 2017 is an excellent value from El Bierzo.


Baltos Mencía 2016:

Enterwine 90.

Baltos Mencía 2015:

Enterwine 90.

Baltos Mencía 2014:

Enterwine 90.

Year 2017
Type Red
D.O. Bierzo
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 14-16ºC
Ageing Crianza
Type of ageing Months in French oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 4
Enterwine's Score 91
Media rating 91
Mono-Varietal Mencía
Pairings Aperitif, Birds, bluefish, Cold meats, Cow´s cheese, Grilled lamb, Grilled red meats, Grilled vegitables, Rice with meat, Roasted foods, Stews, Vegetables, Vegetables
Taste Fruity and Fresh, Tasty with barrel notes
Occasion Aperitif, Appetizer, Barbecue, Because you can, Dinner with friends, Reunion with colleagues
1 Review
drinks everything
Nice discovery. Juicy, mineral, food-friendly.
Review by (Posted on 5 June 2018)
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