Mencía


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A red variety from the Iberian peninsula (Spain and Portugal) that’s quickly developing a following. It’s loved for its heady aromatics and potential to age.

Primary Flavors

  • Tart Cherry
  • Pomegranate
  • Blackberry
  • Licorice
  • Crushed Gravel

Taste Profile

Dry

Medium-full Body

Medium-high Tannins

Medium-high Acidity

13.5–15% ABV

Handling


  • SERVE
    55–60°F / 12-15°C

  • GLASS TYPE
    Universal

  • DECANT
    1 Hour

  • CELLAR
    10+ Years

Food Pairing

Due to it’s acidity and structure (tannin), you’ll want to lean towards richer white meats such as turkey and pork, or peppery meats (pastrami!) to balance intensities.

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About Madeline Puckette

James Beard Award-winning author and Wine Communicator of the Year. I co-founded Wine Folly to help people learn about wine. @WineFolly