Alvarez de Toledo Bierzo Mencia Roble
Tastes Like: Red Cherries, Plums, Spice
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The 2015 Alvarez de Toledo Bierzo is 100% Mencia, a little-known varietal that thrives almost exclusively in the northwest of Spain. It’s packed with dark fruits like plum and currant, with notes of pepper and spice leading into a juicy yet structured finish.