budget friendly spain

Senda Verde Mencía Bierzo 2015

Brand: Senda Verde is a brand of acclaimed importer Winesellers, LTD. Celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, the family run company was awarded “2015 Importer of the Year” by Wine Enthusiast Magazine. Founded in 1978 by Yale Sager, Winesellers has over 3 decades of experience as a family importer of family wineries, from both well-known and unique wine regions around the globe.

Senda Verde brings together artisanal wines from unique regions in northern Spain that follow the 43°N parallel, from coastal Galicia eastward along the northern coastline. Lush and green, the region is known as “España Verde” [Green Spain].

Winemaking: Grapes are from mountainside vines 40+ years in age, with a mix of slate and granite soil. Hand harvested, malolactic fermentation follows 4 days of pre-maceration, racked several times to remove the lees.

Tasting Notes: Red-violet in colour with aromas of red and black berries along with crushed stone minerality. Cherry, raspberry, blackberry, a streak of black cherry and peppery spice are framed by fresh acidity and silky tannins. Finishing clean and fruity. Lively and straightforward, this is fantastic on its own or with a wide variety of dishes. [It was great with barbeque kidney bean and bulgur veggie burger with cheddar mashed potatoes.]

Pairing Suggestions from the Winery: Excellent with roasted red meats, chicken, fowl and shellfish in tomato sauce.

100% Mencía
Bierzo DO
Bottled for MGH Wines Group S.L. by R.N.E. 8172LE00
13.5% Alcohol
$13 [average price]
Enjoy now

Sample submitted for review purpose.

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