Banzao Bierzo Mencía 2021

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When it comes to fine wine in Spain, Bierzo is a region on the rise.

But not all Bierzo is made equally. This wine is 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.

Winemaker Silvia is on a mission to restore and rejuvenate the small vineyards of the village, and she vinifies each plot separately here and ages the wine in French oak for 8-9 months.

This is a dark, pure and spicy style of Mencía, showing a lovely bit of age and oak. It’s very juicy, bright and balanced - exactly what good Bierzo should taste like.

Due to very low stock there's a limit of two bottles per customer on this wine.

Wine type Red
Grape(s) Mencía
Country Spain
Region of origin BIERZO
Appellation Vino de Villa de San Pedro de Olleros
Vintage 2020
Alcohol % 13
Oak? yes
Months in Oak 9 months
Type of Oak 225 l and 500 l french and american oak
Allergens (e.g. Milk, Egg, Fish, Nuts) sulfites
Average age of vines 80-90 years
Average altitude of vines (m) 750 m
Soil type(s) Plots with different soils: slate, quartzite, clay, pebbles and alluvium.
Closure Type Natural cork
Is this wine organic? no. Agroecology receipts are followed
Biodynamic? no
Sustainably produced? yes
Suitable for vegans? yes
Ageing potential (years) 10/15 years
Ideal drinking window 2024-2034

We know how important it is to get your wine order quickly and efficiently. So we’ve partnered with UPS to offer next-day delivery on our wines.

Here’s what you need to know:

  • It’s free - delivery is already included in the members' price
  • It’s fast - you’ll get next-day delivery if you order before 12pm Monday-Thursday
  • It’s environmentally-friendly - all our orders are shipped carbon neutral with UPS.

We ship to the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland only. €2 per case is added to all Northern Ireland orders to cover additional shipping costs. The point of sale occurs in the Republic of Ireland.

Our minimum order requirement is 6 bottles and we ship in multiples of 6’s. This can be 6 different bottles!

You may need to show your ID on delivery.

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