Mencos Crianza – Rioja is an expressive wine with a complex aroma of red fruits, flowers, wood, tobacco, vanilla and spices. The midpalate is strong but sensual with a good structure with subtle tannins and acids for an elegant crisp aftertaste. Serve with: red meat, lamb, pasta or various cheeses.
Delicious with game dishes, red meat, lamb, pastas and hard cheese from goat or cow.
Iñigo used three different vineyards to create his Mencos. These are located north of the bodega on the slopes of the river Ebro. These three vineyards are in possession of Iñigo’s family since 1252. The vineyards have a very interesting soil composed of calcareous clay and a layer of eroded rock material. A soil in which roots of the old vines can deeply penetrate, making them stronger and healthier. The vineyards are on an altitude where they profit from both cool air and a Mediterranean breeze. The vinification took place in stainless steel vats, followed by maturation of fourteen months in barriques of both French and American oak. After this process the wines will be matured in a bottle for a year in the in the cool cellars of the winery.
About: Bodegas Conde de Hervias
Bodegas Conde de Hervías is located in the small village of Torremontablo in La Rioja Alta. It has wonderful old vineyards. The first vineyard was planted in 1864 with Tempranillo. Iñigo still uses this 150-year-old vines to graft new vineyards, this gives all his vines the same unique genetic origins. Over the years, Iñigo lifted the domain bit by bit to a higher level. Age-old family tradition and innovation go hand in hand and so he is able to create distinctive contemporary Rioja's.
About: La Rioja
Rioja is long known as the ultimate source for red quality wines from Spain and the first wine region that acquired the status DOC (denominación de origen calificada). Powerful wines with distinctive shades of wood always have been important characteristics of the wines from La Rioja. Combined with the newest ideas and techniques in wine making, the wines from this district have even reached a higher level of quality.