wine-menciaribeirasacraRecently became acquainted with wines from northwestern Spain, made with the Mencia grape. The combination of grape and place in this case leads to righteous wines that make a person feel like they’ve experienced goodness. Haven’t had a bad one yet. Enjoyed “Vel’uveyra” with Thai chicken and pumpkin — made with ginger and coconut milk. The Mencia was in full-voice.

Recommend:

Ribeira Sacra (DO)
Adega Ronsel do Sil “Vel’uveyra” 2014

Bierzo (DO)
Bodegas Paixar “Paixar” 2011
Vinedos y Bodegas Pittacum 2010