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Antoine Graillot & Raul Perez 'Encinas' Mencia from Bierzo

This unique and exciting wine is a collaboration between two renowned winemakers, Antoine Graillot and Raul Perez. The 'Encinas' Mencia from Bierzo is an elegant red with bright fruit flavors of cherry and raspberry that are balanced by a hint of tannins. It's a complex yet approachable wine that will delight your palate with its extraordinary depth and complexity.

Antoine Graillot & Raul Perez 'Encinas' Mencia from Bierzo

What Makes This Wine Popular?

This wine is a match made in heaven! The combination of the passionate Antoine Graillot and the renowned Raul Perez has created a Mencia from Bierzo that is truly one-of-a-kind. With intense aromas of ripe red fruits, floral notes, and spices, this full-bodied wine offers an incredibly complex palate with layers of flavors. On the finish you'll find hints of tobacco, leather, and mineral notes that linger on the tongue. This unique and vibrant wine is sure to please even the most discerning palates - no wonder it's so popular!


A Little Trivia

The winery is home to a pet goat named Encebado, who loves to help prune the vineyards!


History of This Wine

The Antoine Graillot & Raul Perez 'Encinas' Mencia from Bierzo is a Spanish red wine made from the Mencia grape variety. It was first produced in 2009, when French winemaker Antoine Graillot and Spanish winemaker Raul Perez joined forces to create this unique blend of Mencia grapes grown in the Bierzo region of Spain. The vineyards are located on steep slopes at an altitude of 500-600 meters, where the climate is cool and dry with warm days and cold nights. The soil is composed of clay and limestone, which helps to give the wine its distinctive character.

Notable vintage years include 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015. These vintages have all been highly acclaimed by critics for their intense aromas and flavors of dark fruits, spices, herbs and minerals. In addition to these great vintages, the winemakers have also released special limited edition bottlings such as ‘La Vina de los Enamorados’ (The Vineyard of Lovers) in 2013 and ‘La Vina de los Amigos’ (The Vineyard of Friends) in 2014. These wines were made with grapes from old vines that had been carefully selected for their quality and character.


What To Serve With This Wine?

The Encinas Mencia from Bierzo is a wine with a medium body and bright acidity, making it an ideal pairing for a variety of dishes. Its savory and herbal notes make it perfect for roasted vegetables like mushrooms, eggplant, or squash. It also pairs well with grilled meats such as steak, pork chops, and lamb. Additionally, its light-bodied nature makes it ideal for lighter seafood dishes such as seared scallops or salmon. This wine also goes wonderfully with aged cheeses like Manchego or Pecorino.


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