Banzao Bierzo Almorelle 2020
WineSpark Price €35.73
Last year I flew over to Spain to hunt down the perfect Mencía.
And as always, I checked in with my contacts beforehand to give me the lay of the land.
Two friends, whose palates I have the highest respect for, recommended a rising star of Bierzo, Silvia Marrao.
And this is her top wine.
It comes from a remote village called San Pedro de Olleros, high up in the Los Ancares mountains.
It’s in the middle of a beautiful UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, and it’s cooler and fresher up here than down in the main Bierzo valley.
It means the grapes are incredibly vibrant and healthy, and you can see this shine through in the wine.
Get ready for an incredible wine experience with this wine.
A complex, savoury and perfumed nose leads to a dense and creamy palate, with violets, sweet dark fruit and savoury notes. This is amazing quality - such elegant, intense and persistent flavours.
It reminds me of a top Côte de Nuits Burgundy and deserves to sit right in that category.
Silvia is a one-woman band, doing everything by hand and by herself.
And I’m so happy I’ve discovered this wine for you.
Due to very low stock there's a limit of two bottles per customer on this wine.
|Region of origin
|Vino de Paraje "Almorelle"
|Months in Oak
|Type of Oak
|225 l and 500 l french oak
|Allergens (e.g. Milk, Egg, Fish, Nuts)
|Average age of vines
|Average altitude of vines (m)
|Slates with clay, pebbles and quartzites
|Is this wine organic?
|no. Agroecology receipts are followed
|Suitable for vegans?
|Ageing potential (years)
|Ideal drinking window
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