Don Bernardino Mencia Barrica Ribiera Sacra
Brand Don Bernardino
With its terraced vineyards plunging hundreds of feet down the slopes of the Sil canyon, Ribeira Sacra and the sub region of Amandi is one of the most strikingly beautiful wine regions in the world. The centuries old practice of ??????heroic viticulture,?????? (the caring and harvesting of vineyards grown on very steep inclines) is continued in this sub climate that has great sun exposure, sufficient natural rainfall, efficient drainage, and alluvial/slate soil which combine to grow some of the best Mencia in all of Spain.
This delicious maroon colored wine emits aromas of earthy dark red fruit, like plum and dark cherry with a subtle minerality. Medium round in mouth feel, the wines tannin structure provides a balanced grip.
Flavors of plum raspberry and an earthiness lead to a medium long finish that has lingering dark fruit flavors and a touch of mineral. Pairing this wine is easy as it will go with most stews, beef, pork or bean dishes, hearty cheese, olives and cured meats. Only 500 cases of this wine were made and Cork has some to share with you! The Wine Enthusiast agrees with us, they awarded this wine 90 points.