Beyra 2012, Organic Mencia, Portugal - I Blame The Wine
Beyra 2012 Organic Mencia Portugal

Beyra 2012, Organic Mencia, Portugal

Beyra 2012 Organic Mencia PortugalBeyra 2012 of Vinhos de Altitude is made of organic Mencia grape and screams to be presented using my geeky wine facts!:)

1 – When wine snobs mention the word ‘terroir’, it may be not that easy to grasp what the .. it is, but as a combination of soil, aspect, climate and other conditions, plays the most significant role, especially when we are talking about organically grown grapes. This one will not disappoint even the most experienced wine drinker  – granite soils and altitudes of at least 700m above sea level are promising to be a very exciting terroir!

2 – Have your tried an exciting red from Portugal with just 13% abv? 

3 – If you drank a few Portuguese reds, you noticed how powerful and deep they are. This wine was made with no barrel ageing to keep the character of the Mencia variety (locally called Jaen), and shall I say, the winemaker has done it brilliantly!

This organic Portuguese wine shows exciting minerality, delicate and fresh wild berries and forest fruit. This is a wonderful job of this winemaker: Rui Roboredo Madeira at

Beyra 2012 Organic Mencia Portugal backOrganic Beyra is great – it is fresh, not overly acidic, round, full of forest fruit and depth of a hot climate. Hugh altitude makes it fresh and no barrel ageing means there is no oaky flavours. To make the layers go more complex, there is this granite minerality that makes this wine even more special.

Finish is elegant and shows this wine’s freshness and pure qualities of these organic Mencia grapes.

Sourced at The Wine Society at a price of £9.5 – a great find!


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