About The Wine
This is a juicy, flavoursome example of Mencia, with a dash of Alicante Bouschet from 30-year-old vines at 550m ASL. It's a lively red, crunchy and vibrant, not dissimilar in style to the best expressions of 'Cru' Beaujolais today.
Owner/ winemaker Gregory Perez is as passionate about traditional farming of local varieties as he is about motocross - and he is very good at both!
Gregory Perez is one of the most exciting young guns in the Bierzo region.
After years spent studying and applying his craft in some of Bordeaux's top Chateaus, Gregory (a native Frenchman) was lured to Spain by a friend's encouragement. It was a move that launched one of the most interesting wine producing projects in the region today.
Perez works his vineyards with traditional practices: ploughing the vineyards using cattle, eschewing chemical sprays, allowing the indigenous varieties to find harmony in their native environment with as little interference as possible. In the winery, those same themes continue, where native yeasts spark spontaneous ferments and the wines are allowed time to develop texture on lees before bottling.