Crego E Monaguillo Mencia

Mencia
Monterrei DO
by Ernesto Rodriguez
Crego E Monaguillo Mencia
Mencia is a wine of increasing renown and it shows why in this intense, concentrated red. Wonderful earthy nose, coffee notes, bright red berry and leathery tannins. A real find
Mencia
Monterrei DO
by Ernesto Rodriguez

RRP: €16.50

Price: €14.95

Mencia is a wine of increasing renown and it shows why in this intense, concentrated red. Wonderful earthy nose, coffee notes, bright red berry and leathery tannins. A real find
country:
Spain
region:
Monterrei DO
vintage:
2015
grapes:
Mencia
abv:
13
style:
Red
code:
11023
enjoy with:
Lamb Tagine with tomatoes / Morcilla (black pudding) tapas
Light Bodied
full Bodied
Low acidity
high acidity
Dry
sweet
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Light Bodied
full Bodied
Low acidity
high acidity
Dry
sweet

Additional Information

country:
Spain
region:
Monterrei DO
vintage:
2015
grapes:
Mencia
abv:
13
style:
Red
code:
11023
enjoy with:
Lamb Tagine with tomatoes / Morcilla (black pudding) tapas

Wine Makers

Crego E Monaguillo Mencia by Ernesto Rodriguez

Ernesto Rodriguez is a Catholic priest who has been working in the family vineyards since he was a child. Crego e Monaguillo, which, in Gallician means 'priest and altar boy', is owned and operated by Ernesto and his nephew, also called Ernesto. They are one of the smallest producers in Spain, but have gained a fantastic reputation thanks to a combination of excellent soils and careful work in the vineyard.

 

Crego e Monaguillo is made with Godello (85%) and Treixadura (15%), both indigenous grapes not really seen outside the area. Monterrei Appellation is characterized by having a mild Mediterranean climate with a continental trend, influenced by the Atlantic Ocean.

 

For this reason, Monterrei has a special microclimate of hot, dry summers and cold winters, providing considerable fluctuations in temperature of up to 30 degrees during the ripening season. The evidence of this is in the wonderful, ripe and richly aromatic nose of this wine.

In The Press

Press Reviews

"The Mencia grape is now ultra fashionable and new examples are appearing all the time. This one is unusual in that it's from Monterrei and while it has concentration, the Mencia retains a lovely liveliness that underlies the plentiful, smoky vanilla that comes from new oak." Tom Doorley, Irish Daily Mail.

Ratings and Reviews

Ratings and Reviews
Different Style , 19/10/2015
By Damian - Wine Club Member
Viva el vino tinto differente! As far removed from any previous experience or indeed prejudice one might have Spanish Reds. Excellent!
Wow , 19/10/2015
By Tara - Wine Club Member
Wow - Fruity, earthy, leather, herby - what more could you ask for? Pass the mint sauce, stand by for a Sunday dinner
Silky & Smooth , 19/10/2015
By Angela - Wine Club Member
Silky and smooth, dry and fruity at first lengthens to a herb/savoury leathery edge
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Monterrei DO in Spain

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