Jorge Vega García Puerta del Viento
Mencia, Bierzo, Spain 2016 (750 ml)
Jorge Vega has been working in Bierzo for his whole life but it wasn’t until 2009 that he and his wife Rosana decided to do their own thing, their own way. This wine is made of 100% Mencia from 80-100 year-old vines. Fermented with indigenous yeast and rested in neutral oak barrels. Bottled unfined, unfiltered, with zero SO2. The nose packs a punch, at once dark cherry, forest musk, violets and black licorice. The palate has a broad body, with dense black fruit, but that unmistakable Mencia acidity that leaves your palate dramatically fresh.