Red Wine Casa Monte Pío Benquerido Mencía 2019

Crianza red wine from Rías Baixas. Varietal Mencía aged for 9 months in French oak barrels.

Crianza. 9 Months in French oak barrels
Percentage of Alcohol: 11.5º
Bottle size: 75 cl
D.O.: Rías Baixas
Grapes Varieties: Mencía,
Wineries: Casa Monte Pío
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Product Description

Two features make Benquerido Mencía an exceedingly interesting Spanish red wine. First, the wine comes from DO Rías Baixas, mostly known for its Albariño wines. Second, it is made solely from Mencía, which is the flagship red variety of both DO Bierzo and DO Ribeira Sacra.

Produced by Casa Monte Pío, the grapes are sourced from vineyards 25 years old on average planted in soils of decomposed granite near the village of Ribadumia. The area has a maritime climate, with hot summers and high levels of humidity.

Hand-harvested and carefully selected, the grapes were destemmed and drawn-off by gravity. Then this red wine from Rías Baixas was fermented in stainless steel tanks.

After that, Casa Monte Pío Benquerido Mencía 2019 was aged in French oak barrels for 9 months.

Finally, this Crianza red wine was bottled and aged for a further months before its market release.

This is a seductive small-production red wine from Galicia.

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The red wine Casa Monte Pío Benquerido Mencía is medium ruby with a violet hue. 


This varietal Mencía is intriguing and characteristic. Rosehip, menthol and sour cherries, seasoned by a pinch of spices and a note of wet earth, scrubland and smoke.


Smooth and lean, this wine from bodega Monte Pío has a crunchy acidity and some herbal, spicy and balsamic notes. Excellent balance, with layers of flavour, crunchy red berries,  and some mineral notes. Long, tasty finish.

Our personal opinion

The red wine Casa Monte Pío Benquerido Mencía 2019 is subtle and engaging.

Year 2019
Type Red
D.O. Rías Baixas
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 15-17 grados
Ageing Crianza
Type of ageing Months in French oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 9
Enterwine's Score 91
Media rating 91
Mono-Varietal Mencía
Pairings Aperitif, bluefish, Bull meat, Cod, Cow´s cheese, Majorcan cuisine, Pickles, Red meat with gravy, Rice with meat, Risotto, Roasted chicken, Roasted foods, Steak Tartare, Vegetables, Vegitables sauces
Taste Dry and aromatic, Light, easy to drink, Silky and intense
Occasion Aperitif, Appetizer, Because you can, Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, Reunion with colleagues
1 Review
Atlantic-style red wine
Big fan of the red wines from the so-called "green Spain", so different from the sun-drenched ones. This is lovely: moderate alcohol, pepperish and smokey, with the typical sanguine note from Mencia.
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