In the run up to Christmas we've gone crazy in getting a huge, varied selection available to you. Within these new bottles is this absolute gem. Don't test the Spanish! They know what they're doing!
At the foot of the Camino de Santiago, stands an eighteenth century manor mansion with large rooms and high ceilings. Its founders understood the art of winemaking, and the mansion’s floor has been stained thousands of times by the Mencía grapes. After having been abandoned for several decades, the mansion that was once a winery can now be returned to its greatness. The space is truly perfect. In 2003, Martin Códax found a home for its Cuatro Pasos.
The manor’s stables have given way to new machinery that stand next to the concrete tanks used when aging the wine. New and old come together to yield the greatest results. The spirit that was lost is now present again. You can smell the wine. There’s nothing like feeling you get in that mansion.
Cuatro Pasos Mencia, Bierzo 2016 @ £10.95 - Buy it here!
Morello cherry red in colour with violet reflections. The varietal aromas of red fruits dominate the bouquet with a subtle hint of vanilla from the oak toasting. The palate is elegant and balanced, with a fruit-driven finish.
This will be gone very soon I assume! Not much left but more will be coming soon so if you miss out it will be back in the future. Cheers!