Madai Origen Mencía - Boutinot

Madai Origen Mencía 2021


Bodegas Madai

Mencia is the undisputed star of Bierzo with its gentle tannins, bright acidity and lighter style. Stylistically this is a cross between cool-climate Syrah and Cabernet Franc.

Meet the producer

Brothers Daniel and Gonzalo Amigo returned to their roots to establish Bodegas Madai, recovering their grandparents'...



Madai is the creation of the Amigo brothers, who returned to their native Bierzo to rejuvenate their grandparents' vineyards planted with old vine Mencia grapes (over 80 years of age). The wine spends 6 months on its lees.

Tasting notes

A mid-weight Mencia, with gentle but firm tannins balanced by dark cherry and bramble fruit. Fresh acidity drives a decent-length finish and floral and herbal complexity makes this an engaging glass of wine. Generally mid-weight in style but the warmer '22 vintage shows a more generous, full body. Tannins are still balanced but savoury and more full-bodied than usual. A wine that benefits from time in decanter, or to open up in the glass.

Food match

Perfect with chicken or light red meat dishes - cooked in wine or with tomato sauces. Or delicious served lightly chilled too!