By: Joe Manekin
K&L Staff Member
More people should discover the wines of Bierzo, a region famous for it slightly smokier style of chorizo, its cecina (Spanish bresaola), and the fresh, peppery yet structured red wines from Mencía grapes. The Losada really hits the mark, with rich fruit, licorice and a smoky minerality on the nose, leading to blue and red fruits, well integrated oak and an overall juicy quality that belies its structure and ability to improve with age. Tasted alongside one of the region's other great values, the Ultreia St. Jacques from Raul Perez, this wine more than held its own! It's not often that we email out wines from this region, but given the value and unique qualities of this particular example we couldn't help but spread the word on this one.