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Cuatro Pasos Mencia Bierzo 2018

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Cuatro Pasos Mencia Bierzo

Cuatro Pasos Mencia Bierzo is morello cherry red in colour with violet reflections. The varietal aromas of red fruits dominate the bouquet with a subtle hint of vanilla from the oak toasting. The palate is elegant and balanced, with a fruit driven finish.

As well as their work in pioneering the whites of Galicia, Luciano Amoedo and Katia Álvarez of Martín Códax also make this red wine in Bierzo. The Bierzo DO lies further inland from Rías Baixas, with a slightly warmer climate where Mencía is the native variety.

The discovery of four bear footprints in a magnificent vineyard in the highest areas of the Bierzo inspired the name of this wine – Cuatro Pasos or Four Steps. It is a 100% Mencía from grapes chosen from the over 80 year old vines found in slate soil vineyards located in the high areas of the Bierzo region.

At the foot of the Camino de Santiago,stands an eighteenth century manor mansion with large rooms and high ceilings. Its founders understood the art of winemaking, and the mansion’s floor has been stained thousands of times by the Mencía grapes. After having been abandoned for several decades, the mansion that was once a winery can now be returned to its greatness. The space is truly perfect. In 2003, Martin Códax found a home for its Cuatro Pasos.

The manor’s stables have given way to new machinery that stand next to the concrete tanks used when aging the wine. New and old come together to yield the greatest results. The spirit that was lost is now present again. You can smell the wine. There’s nothing like feeling you get in that mansion.

Mencia is a red-wine grape native to the northwest of Spain. It is most commonly associated with the red wines of Bierzo, which were once light and astringent but, since the discovery of low-yielding vines planted on poor soils high on the hills, have become more intense and concentrated, attracting the attention of the wine-drinking world.

The variety, with its thick-skinned, violet-blue grapes, was once thought to be related to Cabernet Franc. Modern DNA testing has disproved this theory, however, but has uncovered that it is in fact genetically identical to Portugal’s Jaen. This has led to some uncertainty as to the origin of the variety: while most signs point to Bierzo as Mencia’s home, it could well have been brought there from Dao in Portugal.

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