The Merayo family have been growing grapes for generations in
Bierzo and one look at Pedro's immaculate vineyards suggests he
knows what he's doing. Apparently a number of other well-known
local producers think so too and are passing off Pedro's vineyards
as their own on their websites!
The bulk of Pedro's 25 hectares of ancient vines were inherited
from his father but Bodegas Merayo and the new winery (housed in a
converted apple store) were established as recently as 2010. The
combination of Pedro's meticulous viticulture and the wine making
expertise of the young, dynamic Fermin Uria is - in our opinion -
already producing spectacular results.
The key to the Merayo wines are the ancient Mencia bushvines. Even
the entry level wine is made from +80 year old vineyards. All
vineyards are handpicked, gentle fruit handling in both the
vineyard and winery, temperature controlled ferments and sensitive
oak ageing in french and American oak are the hallmarks of the