Consulting winemaker on this wine is the one and only “King of Mencia,” Mr. Raul Perez. Perez is the most well-respected winemaker in Spain and he is creating a Mencia revolution. The grape lands somewhere between a Pinot Noir and Cabernet Franc and does well with a slight chill on it. Enjoy with anything off the BBQ – chicken, pork, beef, veggies – it will all sing alongside this wine.
Sustainable farming practices, hand-harvested and native yeast fermentation.
Slate roofs, some pilgrims on their way to Santiago and landscapes of incomparable beauty. This is El Bierzo , the enclave place where Bodegas Estefanía is located. In this valley flanked by mountains between León, Galicia and Asturias, there are 40 hectares of hundred-year-old vines, enveloped by the silence of nature. A land marked by a continental climate, which maintains a balance of humidity thanks to the Atlantic climate coming from Galicia, and the dry one, originating in Castilla y León. These climates, together with its landscape and its mineral and clay soils, give birth the wonderful Mencía grape.
Bodegas Estefanía is a very special Spanish winery in the DO of Bierzo. It was born in 1999 when the FRIAS family decided to recover an old dairy in Ponferrada (León). “Tilenus” was born from the name of the primitive god “Teleno”, the Celtic god of war and also equivalent to the Roman god Mars. With the name of the Tilenus wine, the aim has been to remember the golden age of the Roman era in El Bierzo, where the gold deposit of Las Médulas began to be explored. To this day, engraved on the labels is a Roman coin that was found in one of the vineyards. All this has given rise to a winery that produces wines exclusively from the DO Bierzo in an artisanal way, hand selecting each Mencía berry with the utmost care.
This full-bodied blend is a classic representation of Bordeaux: subtle, seamless, and elegant. It has a smooth texture and is the perfect wine for a California Cab or red blend lover.
Certified sustainable farming practices and about 6,000 cases produced annually.
Like a newly blossomed flower, this wine is fresh and aromatic. Its bright acidity, serious structure, and long, herbal finish will make you want to take a bite of food. Pizza, pasta, or salami and pecorino anyone?
Sustainable farming practices, hand-harvested, and native yeast fermentation.
“A la reverie” means “in a dream state,” which is the perfect way to describe how we felt the first time we tried this wine with Jean-René. Sure he charmed us with truffle pasta, but the the dreamiest thing about this wine is its ability to hold its own next to strong dishes without feeling heavy. The Syrah gives it oomph while the Grenache weaves it all together with a soft, silky ribbon.
Certified organic farming practices, native yeast fermentation, and only 1,400 cases produced.
This cool climate Syrah was handmade by Chase Carhartt, Nathalia and Hannes Storm (Storm Wines) in the heart of South Africa’s Western Cape. The wine is supple, medium-bodied, and best enjoyed with a slight chill and anything off the BBQ.
Sustainable farming practices, hand-harvested, native yeast fermentation and only 100 cases produced.