- Type: Red
- Country: Spain
- Region: Galicia
- Vintage: 2018
- Producer: Vina Real
- Primary grape: Mencía
- Bottle size: 75cl
- List price: £12.92
- Code: 38405
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Oaked, intense, concentrated reds
- Full-flavoured and mature cheeses e.g. Cheddar, Cheshire, Edam, Gouda. Manchego, parmesan, Pont l’Évêque
- Bay leaf, black pepper, chives, mint, nutmeg, rosemary, thyme
- Grilled, roasted, seared, braised game: boar, duck, grouse, pheasant, venison. Beef, lamb
- Full-flavoured cream- or cheese-based sauces e.g. parmesan. Intense wild mushroom, casserole or jus sauces
- Some good combinations are possible with spicy foods but careful experimentation is required
- Usually vegetables will be supporting a full-flavoured meat or dominating sauce. Hearty lentil dishes. Rich, wild mushroom dishes
About the Wine
This cracking red wine created by Vina Real is produced in Valdeorres. This wine is exclusively distributed through Matthew Clark. Available in 75cl bottles, supplied by Hatch Mansfield. Virgen de Galir Maruxa Mencia is a delicious wine, made from Mencía grapes. This cork closed wine is created with added sulphites. Like many wines in our list, this wine is suitable for vegan diets.
Mencia is a mix of fruity flavours. The dominant flavours of this wine are sour cherry, pomegranate, crushed gravel and black liquorice. Medium to high-bodied wine with a high amount of tanning.
- Crushed Gravel
- Tart Cherry
Viña Real developed its house style in the 1920’s with the aim of producing wines worthy of ageing from Rioja Alavesa. The vineyards border the ‘Camino Real’ or ‘Royal Drive’; hence the origin of the Viña Real name. It is one of the first wineries to produce age worthy wines in the Rioja Alavesa from Tempranillo. In 2004 the decision was made to replace the original winery; the resulting ultramodern winery stands as an icon image for the modern style of winemaking from Rioja Alavesa.
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