Red Wine Baltos Mencía 2021

Red wine from El Bierzo. Varietal Mencía aged for 6 months in French oak barrels and for 12 months in the bottle.
Barrel. 6 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

Produced by Dominio de Tares, the wine Baltos Mencía is a varietal Mencía red wine made from over 40-year-old vines located in the village of Cabanelas, near Valtuille de Abajo, in the heart of DO Bierzo.

Grown in soils with a high ferrous content, the grapes were harvested by hand, destemmed and crushed. Then this Spanish red wine was fermented in stainless steel tanks. During the process, gentle pump-overs were performed in order to enhance skin contact, thus allowing for a mild extraction of aromas and tannins.

After that, the wine Baltos Mencía 2021 completed malolactic fermentation and was aged for 4-6 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 red wine from El Bierzo at a temperature around 14ºC.

Additional Information
Additional Information

The red wine Baltos Mencía is pale purple with a violet rim.


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


Fresh and smooth, this red wine from Dominio de Tares has a crisp acidity, slim tannins and a long finish with a note of blood orange and some mineral remembrances, typical from El Bierzo.

Our personal opinion

Savoury and fresh, the wine Baltos Mencía 2021 is an excellent value from El Bierzo.


Baltos Mencía 2020:

Enterwine 90.

Baltos Mencía 2019:

Enterwine 90. Decanter WWA 2022 - Silver Medal.

Baltos Mencía 2018:

Enterwine 90. Decanter WWA 2021 - 86 points & Bronze Medal.

Baltos Mencía 2017:

Enterwine 91.

Baltos Mencía 2016:

Enterwine 90. Parker 89.

Baltos Mencía 2015:

Enterwine 90.

Baltos Mencía 2014:

Enterwine 90.

Year 2021
Type Red
D.O. Bierzo
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 14ºC
Ageing Barrel
Type of ageing Months in French oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 6
Enterwine's Score 90
Media rating 90
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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