El Cayado Mencia 2011

£11.00

The weather systems coming in from the Bay of Biscay – with tempering Atlantic winds and good rainfall – make this handsome, rugged corner of Spain something of an oasis....

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The weather systems coming in from the Bay of Biscay – with tempering Atlantic winds and good rainfall – make this handsome, rugged corner of Spain something of an oasis. This gives Bierzo the capacity to make more restrained, poised wines and has helped secure its position as a rising star in the wine world. This wine – made from the region’s principle grape, Mencia, has plump yet posed red fruit that marries harmoniously with the subtle oak flavours from the French and American oak.

El Cayado emerges from the very heart of Bierzo and the grapes are selected from long-lived vines, hardened by Bierzo’s unique weather that gives them their distinctive character.


The wine is fermented in stainless steel and aged for two months in French and American oak, getting a perfect combination between the fruity Mencía character and the warmth and subtlety of the carefully-selected barrels.


"This 100% Mencía red Crianza is morello cherry red in colour with flecks of violet. It has an intense nose and aromas of red fruits predominate, with a subtle hint of toasted oak. It is elegant and balanced on the palate, with a very fruity finish.
It can be paired with roast or stewed meats, small game, carpaccio, cured meat, pasta and goat’s cheese.

Please note: Due to the current pressure on delivery networks we are no longer able to offer guaranteed next day deliveries. Though not guaranteed, we will be placing all standard delivery orders made before 2 pm on a 24 hour service without extra charge.
UK Mainland Addresses

(excludes Northern Ireland, the Scottish Highlands & Islands, and the Isles of Wight, Man and Scilly - please see below)

Service Price Additional Information

Standard

£4.95

FREE

Most Standard Delivery parcels arrive within 2 working days of placement of your order.

Free Standard Delivery is offered on all orders of £100 or more.
Next Day £6.95

If you place an order by 2pm (UK time), Monday - Thursday, it will be delivered the next day*. Orders placed between 2pm on Thursday and 2pm on Friday will be delivered on the following Monday and orders placed between 2pm Friday and 2pm Monday will be delivered on the following Tuesday.

Saturday £11.95
(all order values)

Orders must be placed online by 2pm Friday to be delivered on the Saturday of the same week, otherwise it is assumed the order is for the following Saturday. Available for most UK Mainland Postcodes.

Next Day Before 12noon £12.95
(all values)

Available for most UK Mainland Postcodes.Orders must be placed online by 2pm for delivery the next working day.

Next Day Before 10am £19.95
(all values)

Available for most UK Mainland Postcodes.Orders must be placed online by 2pm for delivery the next working day.

Remote Areas - Northern Ireland, the Scottish Highlands & Islands, Isle of Wight, Isle of Man and The Scilly Isles

Delivery Service Price Additional Information

Standard

£9.95

We can only offer Standard Delivery to these parts of the UK and delivery times will vary locally. Typically, orders placed before 2pm should be received in 3 or 4 working days, although some of the most rural locations may take longer.** Free Standard Delivery to mainland UK addresses on orders over £100.