Brothers Daniel and Gonzalo Amigo returned to their roots to establish Bodegas Madai, recovering their grandparents' vineyards in El Bierzo, north-west Spain. Here, at the northernmost limit of Bierzo, their vineyards experience a continental-atlantic climate.
On steep, south-facing, slopes ideal for ripening grapes they discovered plots of old Godello and Mencia vines too - over 100 years old. They believe the established, gnarled vines on these old plots have found a natural equilibrium, producing very low yields with no fertilisers and minimal intervention.
Mencia is the undisputed star of Bierzo with its gentle tannins, bright acidity and lighter style. Vibrant aromas of cherry and red berry with a hint of violet. The palate is complex with crunchy berry fruit, a hint of liquorice, smooth tannins and floral characters - all balanced by fresh acidity and with a velvety finish.