2019 Bodegas Estefania Tilenus “La Florida” Mencía

Responsibly Farmed
Hidden Gem
Geeky

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.

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Red
  • Tasting Notes cherry, blackberry, licorice, cassis, spices, sweet smoke, meat, crushed gravel
  • Variety Mencía
  • Region Spain, Castilla y León
  • Volume 750ml
  • Alcohol Volume 14.5%
  • Table Talk The wine is named Tilenus after the Celtic God "Teleno", the equivalent to the Roman god Mars, to pay tribute to the ancient Romans in Bierzo, who mined the gold of Médulas.

$32.00

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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.