Bodegas Mengoba 'Brezo' Godello 2022

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Producer: Bodegas Mengoba
Country: Spain
Region: Bierzo
Grape Variety: Godello
Farming: Organic
ABV: 12.5%
Style: White Wine
Classification: Bierzo DO

Bodegas Mengoba ‘Brezo Blanco’ is made from a blend of Godello and approx. 10% Dona Blanca. It is a quite superb wine that is full of character, texture and tangy freshness. The wine has a fresh yet rich fruit profile with orchard fruit and lovely citrus notes. It is aged on its lees for five months which adds texture and richness to the lovely fresh fruit flavours. This is a magical wine that perfectly balances minerality, fruit and lees aged texture. A great advert for the Godello grape.

Bodegas Mengoba is owned and run by Gregory Perez who graduated from the school of Oenology in his hometown of Bordeaux, France before going on to work with Chateau Grand-Puy-Lacoste and Chateau Cos d’Estournel. Gregory had Bordeaux in his blood, but he was obsessed with the principals of terroir, biodiversity and organic viticulture which at the time, in the early noughties were not high on the agenda in Bordeaux. On the advice of a friend, Gregory relocated to the remote and relatively unknown northern Spanish region of Bierzo where he eventually established Bodegas Mengoba in 2007.

The Mengoba winery is in the town of San Juan de Carracedo and the vineyards are located thirty minutes north around the town of Espanillo. This is an area characterised by steep, rugged, south facing slopes which sit at between 600-850m above sea level. Hot days and cool nights along with constant air currents help produce grapes of amazing freshness and complexity. Gregory has several vineyard plots, all with their unique terroir but all farmed organically and in keeping with the local ecosystem. Although Mencia and Godello are the two main grape varieties, Gregory is also keen to use lesser known local varieties like Dona Blanco and Alicante Bouschet (Garnacha Tintorera) along with Estaladina.

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