List Page Learn About Content Graphic

Mencia

Learn about Mencia — taste profile, popular regions and more …

undefined, null

Calling the far western appellations of the Iberian Peninsula home, Mencia was once only deemed capable of producing simple and light red wines. But post-phylloxera growers only planted this variety on low, fertile plains, which produced high yields and uncomplicated finished wines. The recent rediscovery of the ancient, abandoned vines planted on rugged hillsides of deep schist has unveiled the potential of Mencia and added discredit to its old reputation. Primarily found in the Bierzo, Ribeira Sacra and Valdeorras regions of Spain and in the Dão of Portugal (where it is called Jaen), Mencia is an early ripening, low acid grape that can produce wines of great concentration, complexity and ageability.

Tasting Notes for Mencia

Mencia is a dry, red wine that possess characters such as raspberry, red currant, boysenberry, pomegranate, black licorice, spice cake, black pepper, Asian spice and crushed gravel. Some styles remain light and fruit-dominant while the more serious versions, aged in new oak, more complexity and concentration.

Perfect Food Pairings for Mencia

Mencia is excellent with all manner of meat dishes: Steak au Poivre, corned beef, charcuterie, game, and carne asada, to name a few. Mencia will also work with many vegetarian dishes such as grilled portabello, mushroom risotto, wild rice pilaf and smoked tofu.

Sommelier Secrets for Mencia

Never had Mencia? Well if you like Pinot Noir and other aromatic reds (like Gamay), definitely investigate Mencia. Many affordable options abound as well as higher-end, more complex versions. Often the latter contain other varieties for adding depth and complexity, or come from the extremely old vines.

Filter by
23 Items
23 Items
Gift Type
Occasion
Variety
Rating & Price
Rating All
Price All
23 Items
  • Martin Sarmiento Cuatro Pasos Mencia 2009 Front Label
    Martin Sarmiento Cuatro Pasos Mencia 2009
    Mencia from Spain
    • RP90
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $14.99
    Try the
    14 99
    14 99
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Dominio de Tares Mencia Baltos 2009 Front Label
    Dominio de Tares Mencia Baltos 2009
    Mencia from Spain
    • WE90
    • D90
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $17.99
    Try the
    17 99
    17 99
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Telmo Rodriguez Valdeorras Gaba do Xil Mencia 2009 Front Label
    Telmo Rodriguez Valdeorras Gaba do Xil Mencia 2009
    Mencia from Spain
    • W&S93
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $19.99
    Try the 2013 Vintage 20 99
    19 99
    19 99
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Descendientes de Jose Palacios Petalos 2009 Front Label
    Descendientes de Jose Palacios Petalos 2009
    Mencia from Spain
    • WS93
    • RP90
    4.1 7 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $19.99
    Try the
    24
    19 99
    Save $4.01 (17%)
  • Adega Pena das Donas Ribeira Sacra Verdes Matas Mencia 2009 Front Label
    Adega Pena das Donas Ribeira Sacra Verdes Matas Mencia 2009
    Mencia from Ribera del Duero, Spain
      0.0 0 Ratings
      Currently Unavailable $22.99
      Try the
      22 99
      22 99
      Save $0.00 (0%)
    • Losada Bierzo 2009 Front Label
      Losada Bierzo 2009
      Mencia from Spain
      • WE92
      0.0 0 Ratings
      Currently Unavailable $19.99
      Try the
      25
      19 99
      Save $5.01 (20%)
    • Bodegas y Vinedos Luna Beberide Mencia 2009 Front Label
      Bodegas y Vinedos Luna Beberide Mencia 2009
      Mencia from Spain
      • W&S91
      0.0 0 Ratings
      Currently Unavailable $14.49
      Try the
      17
      14 49
      Save $2.51 (15%)
    • Tridente Avante Mencia 2009 Front Label
      Tridente Avante Mencia 2009
      Mencia from Spain
        0.0 0 Ratings
        Currently Unavailable $13.59
        Try the
        16 99
        13 59
        Save $3.40 (20%)
      • Alvarez de Toledo Mencia Roble 2009 Front Label
        Alvarez de Toledo Mencia Roble 2009
        Mencia from Spain
        • RP91
        3.8 34 Ratings
        Currently Unavailable $9.99
        Try the
        16
        9 99
        Save $6.01 (38%)
      • Bodegas Avancia Valdeorras Mencia 2009 Front Label
        Bodegas Avancia Valdeorras Mencia 2009
        Mencia from Spain
        • RP92
        0.0 0 Ratings
        Currently Unavailable $38.99
        Try the
        49
        38 99
        Save $10.01 (20%)
      • Descendientes de Jose Palacios Corullon 2009 Front Label
        Descendientes de Jose Palacios Corullon 2009
        Mencia from Spain
        • WS91
        • RP91
        0.0 0 Ratings
        Currently Unavailable $38.99
        Try the
        49 99
        38 99
        Save $11.00 (22%)
      • Bodegas Raul Perez Bierzo Dargo Mencia 2009  Front Label
        Bodegas Raul Perez Bierzo Dargo Mencia 2009
        Mencia from Spain
          0.0 0 Ratings
          Currently Unavailable $10.99
          Try the
          10 99
          10 99
          Save $0.00 (0%)
        • Dominio de Tares Cepas Viejas Mencia 2009 Front Label
          Dominio de Tares Cepas Viejas Mencia 2009
          Mencia from Bierzo, Spain
            0.0 0 Ratings
            Currently Unavailable $15.99
            Try the
            15 99
            15 99
            Save $0.00 (0%)
          • Bodegas del Abad Abad Dom Bueno Roble Mencia 2009 Front Label
            Bodegas del Abad Abad Dom Bueno Roble Mencia 2009
            Mencia from Bierzo, Spain
              0.0 0 Ratings
              Currently Unavailable $16.99
              Try the
              16 99
              16 99
              Save $0.00 (0%)
            • Abadia da Cova Mencia a Fuega 2009 Front Label
              Abadia da Cova Mencia a Fuega 2009
              Mencia from Spain
                0.0 0 Ratings
                Currently Unavailable $15.99
                Try the
                15 99
                15 99
                Save $0.00 (0%)
              • Bodegas Adria Pazo de Arribi Mencia 2009 Front Label
                Bodegas Adria Pazo de Arribi Mencia 2009
                Mencia from Bierzo, Spain
                  0.0 0 Ratings
                  Currently Unavailable $13.99
                  Try the
                  13 99
                  13 99
                  Save $0.00 (0%)
                • ViniGalicia Verdes Castros Mencia 2009 Front Label
                  ViniGalicia Verdes Castros Mencia 2009
                  Mencia from Valdeorras, Spain
                    0.0 0 Ratings
                    Currently Unavailable $4.99
                    Try the
                    4 99
                    4 99
                    Save $0.00 (0%)
                  • Mengoba Mencia de Espanillo 2009 Front Label
                    Mengoba Mencia de Espanillo 2009
                    Mencia from Bierzo, Spain
                      0.0 0 Ratings
                      Currently Unavailable $24.99
                      Try the
                      24 99
                      24 99
                      Save $0.00 (0%)
                    • ViniGalicia Via Romana Mencia 2009 Front Label
                      ViniGalicia Via Romana Mencia 2009
                      Mencia from Spain
                        0.0 0 Ratings
                        Currently Unavailable $7.99
                        Try the
                        7 99
                        7 99
                        Save $0.00 (0%)
                      • Adega Ponte Da Boga Mencia 2009 Front Label
                        Adega Ponte Da Boga Mencia 2009
                        Mencia from Spain
                          0.0 0 Ratings
                          Currently Unavailable $8.99
                          Try the
                          8 99
                          8 99
                          Save $0.00 (0%)
                        • La Mano Roble Mencia 2009 Front Label
                          La Mano Roble Mencia 2009
                          Mencia from Bierzo, Spain
                            0.0 0 Ratings
                            Currently Unavailable $10.00
                            Try the
                            10
                            10
                            Save $0.00 (0%)
                          • Bodegas Pittacum Aurea Mencia 2009 Front Label
                            Bodegas Pittacum Aurea Mencia 2009
                            Mencia from Bierzo, Spain
                              0.0 0 Ratings
                              Currently Unavailable $31.99
                              Try the
                              31 99
                              31 99
                              Save $0.00 (0%)
                            • Casal Novo Mencia 2009 Front Label
                              Casal Novo Mencia 2009
                              Mencia from Valdeorras, Spain
                                0.0 0 Ratings
                                Currently Unavailable $31.99
                                Try the
                                31 99
                                31 99
                                Save $0.00 (0%)
                              Sorry, we couldn't find any matches.

                              Internet Explorer is no longer supported.
                              Please use a different browser like Edge, Chrome or Firefox to enjoy all that Wine.com has to offer.

                              It's easy to make the switch.
                              Enjoy better browsing and increased security.

                              Yes, Update Now
                              Cheers to You!

                              New customers: 10% off orders $50+. Code BFSAVE10

                              10% off orders $50+. Code BFSAVE10

                              There was an error redeeming your code.

                              *Order must be placed by 11/29/2020. The 10% discount is given for a single order with a minimum of $50 excluding shipping and tax. Items with pricing ending in .97 are excluded and will not count toward the minimum required. Discount does not apply to corporate orders, gift certificates, StewardShip membership fees, select Champagne brands, Riedel glassware, fine and rare wine, 187ML splits, and all bottles 3.0 liters or larger. No other promotion codes, coupon codes or corporate discounts may be applied to order. Offer valid subject to state law limitations.

                              Search for ""

                              Processing Your Order...