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 wine is for a Pinot Noir oenophile.
The ‘Les Champeaux’ premier cru vineyard was planted in 1987 on the northern edge of Gevrey-Chambertin. It’s located high up on the slope with south-east facing exposure which allows for slow and steady ripening. The result is a wine with great purity, structure and incredibly silky tannins.
Biodynamic farming practices, hand-harvested, native yeast fermentation, unfined/unfiltered, vegan-friendly, and only 75 cases produced.
This is Rougeot’s most structured, powerhouse wine that will age gracefully for decades. This wine spent 18 months in barrel (35% new).
Organic and biodynamic farming practices, hand-harvested, native yeast fermentation, unfined/unfiltered.
2020 was a great year for Burgundy in terms of quality, but not quantity. Yields were low and stock is hard to come by. Get it while to can, especially since the following vintage, 2021, was a catastrophe.
This world-class red wine from Emidio Pepe is the benchmark bottle for Montepulciano produced wordlwide. Expect a rich (yet not overripe by any means), multidimensional wine that seriously overdelivers. Major wine publications have anticipated that this wine will reach its peak drinking window from 2013-2028 – meaning now’s the time to jump!
Organic and biodynamic farming practices, hand-harvested, native yeast fermentation, no fining/filtering and no added sulfites.