A silky wine made from the Mencia grape that is uniquely grown in Bierzo in northwest Spain. It shows luscious cherry with a savoury tang of sweet balsamic vinegar. Great with Iberico pork or duck.
Mencia is a red grape grown predominantly in the northwest of Spain. It produces light to medium weight wines with supple tannins and notes of strawberry, red cherry, chocolate and spice. If you like silky Pinot Noir this could be a good alternative.
Pittacum was established by six friends in 2009 who were convinced by the potential of Bierzo wine and the need to revive the forgotten Mencia grape variety. When building the winery they found an ancient Roman amphora called a Pittacum. It is part of the same group as Terras Gauda who supply our Albariño.
Bierzo is a wine region in the northwest of Castilla y Leon, Spain, close to the region’s borders with Galicia (to the west) and Asturias to the north. Bierzo’s climate is strongly influenced by proximity to the Atlantic Ocean. Temperatures are much cooler than in Castilla y Leon’s more inland areas which suit the local Mencia grape which yields lively, fruit-driven wines.
Mencia with its juicy fruit, good acidity and fine tannins is a versatile food wine working well with roast pork, duck, game and hard cheese.