Mencia is a grape grown in Northwestern Spain in the regions of Bierzo, Ribeiro Sacra and Valdeorras that has caught the attention of wine enthusiasts especially with wines produced from old vine Mencia grapes. Bodegas Merayo has been growing grapes for generations and the average age of their Mencia vines are 60 years old. This entry level Mencia sees no oak treatment so the beauty of the old vine fruit really shines. It has the classic berry and floral aromatics and the medium bodied wine is vibrant with dark black cherry and berry fruits. Good Mencia always has a peppery note in the background to add complexity and freshness.