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Bodegas y Viñedos Merayo, DO Bierzo

Ancient Vine Mencia from Bierzo

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 Merayo wines