Spending some unexpected time at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic? It’s a great time to explore a new-to-you grape variety like Mencia.
That is what Jon Thorsen, founder of the popular website “Reverse Wine Snob”, explains in his latest article in which he discovers our Pagos del Galir Mencía 2016 as a good sample to enjoy and know a wine 100% of this variety. He describes it as:
“The 2016 Pagos de Galir Mencia begins with a pleasing aroma of red and black cherry, lots of licorice, some balsamic notes and a little vanilla. Tasting the wine reveals juicy, fresh, deep, tart fruit with similar flavors to the nose. There’s also plenty of spicy minerality leading into the dry, long and slightly grippy finish of lingering balsamic. While it’s not super complex, it sure is flavorful. This would make a great burger wine.”