Mencía

  • Grape
  • men-thee-uh

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.

Medium-Bodied Red

Primary Flavors

  • Tart Cherry

  • Pomegranate

  • Licorice

  • Blackberry

  • Crushed Gravel

Taste Profile

  • Body: Medium-Full
  • Sweetness: Dry
  • Tannin: Medium-High
  • Acidity: Medium-High
  • Alcohol: 13.5–15% ABV

Handling

  • Serving Temp Cellar (55–60°F)
  • Glass TypeUniversal
  • Decant 1 Hour
  • Ageability10+ years
  • Avg Price $21.00

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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