2017 Mencia (Pazo Das Tapias, Bodegas)
Bodegas Pazo das Tapias, Mencia “Finca Os Cobatos”, Monterrei, Galicia, Spain 2017100% Mencia LIVELY AND ENERGETIC, DARK BERRIES, FRESH HERBS With successful estates in Rias Baixas and Ribeiro already, in 2006 Manuel Mendez completed his Galician trifecta with the purchase Pazo das Tapias in Monterrei. One of the oldest vineyards in the area, the estate is planted to the regions signature varieties: Godello for white and Mencia for red. Mendez's Mencia presents the grape in a classic, minimalist form. No pursuit of overripeness or heavy oak here, this shines with the grape's signature freshness and tell-tale herbaceous hints. Juicy acidity and a light frame make this a wine to keep reaching for on the dinner table. Not to mention, Mencia at an everyday price is almost unheard of. Serving Suggestion: A heaping plate of cured jamon Iberico accompanied by bits of Spain's tetilla queso. Root vegetables on the grill, drizzled with olive oil and Maldon salt.