Bodegas Mengoba is located in Sorribas in the increasingly fashionable Bierzo region of Castile-Leon, northwest Spain. Run very much along artisanal lines by Gregory Perez (the vineyards are ploughed by bulls), the vines are grown on clay and sandy soils at an altitude of 550 metres and the whole vinification process takes place, unusually, in one single barrel. A blend of primarily Godello and Doña Blanca aged in 500 litre foudres, this delicious white has the well defined minerality, brightness and subtle oak influence of good white Burgundy.
A pale lemon in colour with greenish tints. Scents of lemon-edged chalky fruit. On the palate, fresh with a pronounced minerality. Bright, creamy tropical fruit flavours and rounded in texture. The finish is lingering. A real treat to drink. Great with Caldeirada (local Galician fish stew of halibut and pimenton), chicken casserole with butter beans, chorizo and tomatoes or roast trout stuffed with bacon and peppers.