This delicious white wine is mouth filling yet vividly fresh with the kind of interest and vibrant energy so rare in whites at this price. Aromas and flavours remind of fresh mint, citrus, white blossom and gin botanicals. It is both textural and crunchy fresh - if that makes sense. If anything it's a touch more elegant, silkier, longer and with more class than we have seen, yet it does not sacrifice the feisty, rock-hewn drinkability that we have come to know and love. Very good stuff.
This energetic, textural wine is a blend of 80% Godello and 20% Doña Blanca sourced from a variety of highland Bierzo terroirs in NW Spain.
Bodegas Mengoba makes around 5000 cases of wonderful, high country-wines from a patchwork of vineyards in the hills of the Alto Bierzo. The vineyard work is absolutely artisanal; the vines are grown according to organic principles and Mengoba’s highest plot remains one of the Spain's few quality producing vineyards still ploughed by cow. As the authors of The Finest Wines of Rioja and North West Spain point out, this is a "name to watch."