Red Wine Bembibre 2016
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A varietal Mencía, Bembibre is a remarkable Spanish red wine produced by the Dominio de Tares winery.
Grow in steep slate and gravel slopes in the very heart of the El Bierzo, most of the vines 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 2016 completed malolactic fermentation in French oak barrels and was aged for a period of 16 months.
This profound red wine from El Bierzo was not filtered before its bottling.
Decant this old-vines Mencía 1 hour before drinking. Pair with game dishes and hearty meat recipes.
The red wine Bembibre is bright cherry with a violet rim.
|Nose||Deep and multilayered, this varietal Mencía suggests intense notes of cherries and raspberries, with 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 luscious, this wine from Dominio de Tares is full of intricacy and detail. 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||
A remarkable instance of the Mencía variety, Bembibre 2016 is a terroir-oriented wine which pairs fabulously well with game dishes and long, slow-cooked stews.
Enterwine 94. Parker 90.
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|
|Type of ageing||Months in French oak barrels from Allier|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||16|
|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|