2015 Losada Mencía Bierzo SKU #1320852


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K&L Notes

Located in the prime Bierzo production zone around Cacabelos, west of the city of Leon, Losada produces great examples of wine from this underappreciated (on these shores, at least) grape. With its peppery fruit and slatey minerality, Mencía wines are medium-bodied and aromatic with firm tannins that lend to cellar worthiness.

Staff Reviews

  • Chantel Carroll
    By: Chantel Carroll
    K&L Staff Member
    I am a bit new to the Bierzo region, and so happy to have found it! This wine is fresh and delicious, a great representation of the Mencia grape. It's always nice to find young approachable wines. It's laced with raspberry, strawberry, anise, vanilla, pink peppercorn, and vanilla. The tannins are balanced with generous acidity. This wine is perfect for charcuterie with a bit of spice, or grilled sausage.
  • Joe Manekin
    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.
  • Christina Stanley
    By: Christina Stanley
    K&L Staff Member
    Juicy Bright red and Gravenstein apple and dried peony petal burst onto the scene from first whiff. This wine is made from 100% old vine Mencia, which is reflected in the depth and complexity of this light, but intriguingly complex juice. Though the 2015 Losada Mencia is without doubt a wine that can be enjoyed today, It's earthy herbaceous qualities and bold acidity leaves no doubt this is a wine that will mature and refine with age.


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