Red Wine Casar de Burbia 2018

Crianza red wine from El Bierzo. Varietal Mencía aged for 12 months in French oak barrels.
Crianza. 12 Months in French oak barrels
Percentage of Alcohol: 14º
Bottle size: 75 cl
D.O.: Bierzo
Grapes Varieties: Mencía,
Wineries: Casar de Burbia
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Availability: In stock

Product Description

The rediscovery of the indigenous Mencía grape is without a doubt one of the best things that have happened in the Spanish wine scene in the last decades.

From this exceedingly interesting red variety, the Casar de Burbia winery produces the wine Casar de Burbia at the very heart of DO El Bierzo, Mencía's homeland.

Made from 40-year-old grapevines scattered across several plots and located in the town of Valtuille de Arriba, this Spanish red wine was macerated and fermented in stainless steel tanks.

Before being transferred into French oak barrels, it was aged for two months in its lees. After that, the wine Casar de Burbia 2018 was aged for 12 months in 2nd and 3rd year oak barrels.

Aerate this red wine from El Bierzo 20 minutes before drinking.

Additional Information
Additional Information

The red wine Casar de Burbia is medium purple with a violet rim.


Lively, expressive notes of fresh red fruit, particularly raspberries and cherries, along with creamy notes and hints of toffee. As is usually the case in the Mencía wines from El Bierzo, there are some interesting earthy and mineral undertones which give depth to the wine.


Expressive and fresh, this Crianza red wine has a medium body and a crisp, refreshing acidity. This red wine from Casar de Burbia conveys a vivid remembrance of raspberries and wild berries, with hints of spices, some mineral undertones and a highly original, sort of "ferric" touch. Crunchy tannins and long finish.

Our personal opinion

The flavourful wine Casar de Burbia Mencía 2018 will pair excellently with stews, casseroles and game dishes.


Casar de Burbia 2017:

Enterwine 92. Peñín 91.

Casar de Burbia 2015:

Enterwine 92. Parker 90. Peñín 93. J. Suckling 93.

Casar de Burbia 2010:

Enterwine 92.

Year 2018
Type Red
D.O. Bierzo
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 15-17ºC
Should this wine be decanted? 20 minutes before serving
Ageing Crianza
Type of ageing Months in French oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 12
Enterwine's Score 91
Media rating 91
Mono-Varietal Mencía
Pairings bluefish, Cold meats, Cooked foods, Grilled lamb, Grilled red meats, Grilled white meats, Meat and vegitables, Mushrooms, Pasta with red sauce and meat, Rice with meat, Roasted foods, Roasted pork, Rosted piglet, Sheep´s cheese, Vegetables, Vegetables, Vegitables sauces
Taste Fruity and Fresh, Tasty with barrel notes
Occasion Appetizer, Barbecue, Dinner with friends, Reunion with colleagues
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