Mencia Petit Pittacum, Pittacum, Bierzo, Spain 2019

Mencia Petit Pittacum, Pittacum, Bierzo, Spain 2019

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Eco-friendly – 90 year old vines – historic setting – unique microclimate


The region of Bierzo, inland of Galicia in the northwest of Spain, benefits from a unique microclimate which aids the winemaking process. Head winemaker Alfredo Marques and his team are blessed with the valuable combination of mild temperatures and vineyards at a low altitude which prevent frosts – allowing Alfredo to complete his harvest before many of his contemporaries.

Based in the historic town of Arganza, the Pittacum winery presides over 90-year-old vines that produce wonderfully rustic wines dominated by the Mencia grape variety. Organic fertilisers are used and eco-friendly methods are employed throughout the estate to promote the health of these ageing vines – a strategy that is clearly working as their produce improves with every harvest.

Medium bodied, really juicy red fruit and cranberry characters with hints of herbs and spice, light dusty tannins. This unusual quirky wine will accompany perfectly our Grouse dish.

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Alan G.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Complex and Full of Flavour

Lovely wine bursting with red currants, cherries and liquorice undertones. The flavours develop with each glass poured. Will definitely order in some more of this.

Josie P.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Eco-friendly, old vine Mencia at its best!

If you haven’t tried Mencia yet, let this be your introduction! Floral and herbal notes on the nose with lashings of juicy, vibrant dark fruits on the palate, then earthy tannins to round things off. I enjoyed it so much I immediately ordered more!

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