Mencia Xastra, Prior de Panton, Bierzo, North West Spain, 2016
Grape variety, a blend, predominantly the Mencia grape.
A light to medium bodied fruity red wine, aromas of fresh fruits and flowers as well as mineral notes stand out. Full flavoured, fresh and elegant, soft tannins leading to a persistent aftertaste, this is a great summer red.
Oenologist and wine maker Ruben Moure plies his craft at the Prior de Panton Estate in Bierzo, North West Spain. The vineyards themselves are located on sloped terraces at around 700m above sea level which allows his wines to take on their fresh elegant character whilst maintaining a high degree of concentration and complexity.