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Bodegas Estefanía 'Tilenus Envejecido en Roble' Mencia, Bierzo, Spain

Bodegas Estefanía 'Tilenus Envejecido en Roble' Mencia, Bierzo, Spain

Bodegas Estefanía 'Tilenus Envejecido en Roble' Mencia 2017

Elegance and Freshness from the Heart of Bierzo

Crafted with passion in the prestigious Bierzo appellation, the 2017 'Tilenus Envejecido en Roble' Mencia by Bodegas Estefanía is a testament to Spain's northwest viticulture beauty. As a proud member of the MG Wines Group, Bodegas Estefanía champions the use of autochthonous grape varieties, creating wines that truly reflect the distinct character of their origins. This vintage continues to uphold the winery's reputation, celebrated by wine critics and competitions alike, with notable acclaim from James Suckling, who awarded it 91 points.

Product Details:

  • Grape Variety: Mencia
  • ABV: 13.5%
  • Aging: Matured in used barrels, blending smoothness and elegance
  • Region: Bierzo, Castilla y Leon, Spain

The 2017 'Tilenus Envejecido en Roble' embodies the renaissance of the Mencia grape, a variety that has been revitalized through meticulous, low-yielding viticulture and a focus on premium hillside sites. This wine is a vibrant, light expression of Mencia, boasting fresh fruit aromas of blueberries and raspberries, underpinned by good acidity. Its aging in used barrels imparts a smooth, elegant texture and a long, refined finish, making it an exquisite example of the variety's potential.

A Tribute to Terroir and Tradition

Bodegas Estefanía's 'Tilenus Envejecido en Roble' Mencia is produced from vines that thrive on a clay-limestone plateau, benefitting from the region's unique 'Guntz' gravel soils. This terroir, combined with the winery's commitment to sustainable viticulture and minimal intervention winemaking, contributes to a wine of exceptional quality and expression.

Pairing and Enjoyment

This Mencia's elegance and vibrant acidity make it a versatile companion to various dishes. It particularly shines alongside sirloin of Ibérico pork, blackened chicken with cajun spices, or grilled duck with walnut pesto, where its fresh fruit character and subtle oak influence can genuinely come to the forefront.

A Vintage to Remember

The 2017 vintage in Bierzo was marked by its freshness and aromatic intensity, reminiscent of the celebrated continental vintages of 2010 and 2011 but with a more relaxed profile. The exceptionally high acidity of this year's harvest promises a lively and age-worthy Mencia, capturing the essence of Bierzo's dramatic, high-altitude landscapes.

Experience the allure of Bierzo with Bodegas Estefanía's 'Tilenus Envejecido en Roble' Mencia 2017 – a wine that harmoniously blends the region's rich winemaking heritage with the vibrant potential of its native grape varieties.

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