Red Wine Volandia Mencía Barrica 2018

Crianza red wine from Ribeira Sacra. Varietal Mencía aged for 12 months in French oak barrels.

Crianza. 12 Months in French oak barrels
Percentage of Alcohol: 13º
Bottle size: 75 cl
Grapes Varieties: Mencía,
Wineries: Mar de Envero
ñ 91 91 91

Availability: In stock

Product Description

Known for its white wines, bodega Mar de Envero is the producer of Volandia Mencía Barrica, the first Spanish red wine of the winery. 

This varietal Mencía comes from DO Ribeira Sacra, the region where this multifaceted red variety expresses its most delicate Atlantic side.

Hand-harvested in small boxes, the grapes were vinified in stainless steel tanks, where they were cold-macerated before fermenting under controlled temperature.

After that, the red wine Volandia Mencía Barrica 2018 was aged in French oak barrels for 12 months.

Before being bottled, this red wine from Ribeira Sacra was aged for some months in the tanks. Then it was aged in the bottle for 6 months minimum prior to being released onto the market.

This crisp Crianza red wine will make a fabulous pairing with BBQ'd meat and braised vegetables.

Additional Information
Additional Information

The red wine Volandia Mencía Barrica is medium ruby with some cherry-coloured reflections.


This a well-defined varietal Mencía, with typical notes of iron, blood and sour red cherries, a pinch of spices and some notes of herbs and wet earth


This wine from bodega Mar de Envero is floral and supple, with fine tannins, tart red cherries, some mineral and balsamic notes and a ferrous and sanguine undercurrent. Lifted and balanced, with a medium-long finish.

Our personal opinion

The red wine Volandia Mencía Barrica 2018 is an excellent expression of an Atlantic-style Mencía.

Year 2018
Type Red
D.O. Ribeira Sacra
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 16-18ºC
Ageing Crianza
Type of ageing Months in French oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 12
Peñin Score 91
Enterwine's Score 91
Media rating 91
Mono-Varietal Mencía
Pairings Aperitif, Cold meats, Cured cheeses, Grilled lamb, Grilled red meats, Grilled vegitables, Grilled white meats, Pasta with red sauce and meat, Rice with meat, Roasted chicken, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb, Roasted lamb ribs, Roasted pork, Roasted red meats, Roasted turkey, Roasted white meats, Rosted piglet, semi-curred cheese, Stews, Stuffed Chicken, Vegetables, Vegetables
Taste Fruity and Fresh, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes
Occasion Aperitif, Appetizer, Barbecue, Because you can, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, Reunion with colleagues
1 Review
Just LOVE Mencia
Awfully nice nose of blood orange, iron, rhubarb, pepper and spices. Medium-bodied, with thrust and a strong local identity.
Review by (Posted on 6 February 2023)
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