“The pure and unoaked 2019 Mencía is the essence of licorice, wild berries and flowers with an herbal twist. It's juicy, tasty, clean and expressive. It comes from a vineyard in the Valdetruchas paraje. This is a great introduction to the grape and region, reliable and a great value. 150,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in December 2019.” Robert Parker 90 points The Wine Advocate; Issue #249 – June 2020
Appellation: Bierzo D.O.
Grapes: 100% Mencia, from estate gown vines averaging 30-years-old
Altitude / Soil: 725-775 meters / calcareous clay
Farming Methods: Practicing Organic
Harvest: Hand harvested into small boxes
Production: Fermented with native yeasts in stainless steel tanks
Aging: Aged for a few months in stainless steel tanks prior to bottling, no oak.
Bodegas y Vinedos Luna Beberide is a family-owned winery was founded in 1987. It is currently run by the second generation, namely Alejandro Luna. They focus on producing the healthy vineyards and quality wine based on the local Godello and Mencia grape varieties. They farm over 70 hectares of vines on south facing slopes composed of in calcareous clay and decomposed slate. They use organic winegrowing methods and native yeasts for fermentation.