SPAIN | BIERZO | CUATRO PASOS
ABOUT CUATRO PASOS
The discovery of four bear footprints in a magnificent vineyard in Bierzo inspired the name of this wine. 100% Mencía elaborated from grapes chosen from 80-year-old vines from the slated lands located in the high areas of the Bierzo region. Cuatro Pasos has grown to become one of Spain’s best known wine brands since the MARTIN CODAX group bought the property in 2004.
ABOUT MENCIA & BIERZO
Mencia is a grape variety native of Spain and rarely found outside of El Bierzo in Northwestern Spain. Mencia is sometimes compared to Cabernet Franc even though they are not genetically related. Bierzo’s soil includes a mixture of fine elements, quartz and slate. The vineyards are planted mainly on humid, dark soil that is slightly acidic and low in carbonates. Continental microclimate, with influences from Galicia and the plateau of Castilla y Léon. Average rainfall of ~700 l/yr, 59ºF and 2000 hours of sun per year.