2013 Mencia Màquina & Tabla

Grapes Mencia
Colour Red
Origin Spain, Bierzo
ABV 14.5%

Seductive bramble and ripe cherry nose, perfumed with some nice sinew. The palate is joyous and filled with effortless ripe red fruits, cherry, raspberry and then bramble/woodland fruits. Easy going, yet persistent with lovely structure and balance, great length.
(Jan 2016)

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I don't begrudge Rioja any of its success, but I wish it didn't overshadow the exciting happenings in Spain's other regions, especially new-wave wines like this glorious red. Made by a new producer, Maquina & Tabla, from old Mencía vineyards in Bierzo, it's full-bodied but light on its feet and slips down in a cascade of cherries, delicate spice and soft tannins. The label is as attractive as the wine (there's a long story about it that you can read at, but I can tell you here about the name: laderas are slopes and Leonila is the grandmother whose vineyard Maquina & Tabla rent. It's a wine that can take quite intense flavours - bring on the roast red peppers - as well as meats such as lamb and pork, but it won't overpower many foods either.
(Aug 2016)

Brimful of summer cherry scents, spice and cherry flavours and lightly dusted with silky tannins. Màquina & Tabla's full-bodied but elegantly structured and focused Mencía from Bierzo is one of three impressive reds and two whites that Lea & Sandeman has from this exciting new producer.
90 (Apr 2016)


It was an exciting day when we first discovered these brilliant wines, and we are delighted to be introducing them to the UK and share the joy - each wine has an incredible sense of identity and real pow! Yet all done with such charm and restrained style, they just make you smile. Pure, elegant, expressive and so, so drinkable - this is exciting stuff. They look absolutely beautiful too - could this be the perfect package from Spain!?

'Màquina & Tabla' is the brainchild of a dynamic duo - Oriol the winemaker and Susana, who is the creative genius behind the marketing and presentation. They are a tiny family business that began in 2012 in Castilla y León. Their focus is in the details, and they believe in a high quality wine that is always respectful of the land and nature. Their project started from scratch, travelling around the region looking for the oldest and most peculiar vineyards. All their grapes are cultivated bio-dynamically, grown currently in rented vineyards.

Oriol the winemaker describes himself as having been an "oenopath" who, slowly but surely, became more and more interested in winemaking, a passion that turned into a profession during the 2000 harvest in Clos Mogador. Since then as a winemaker he has lead, or taken part in, several projects, including with Vinya l'Hereu, Heretat Montrubí, Els Jelipins and Prieto Pariente. Now, with this project he says he is 'happier than a kid in a candy shop'. Susana comes from the world of arts and entertainment, having been a Creative Editor in publishing, audiovisual and new media for Prisa, Planeta and RBA, while conceptualizing new ideas, she has managed teams and projects, as well as coordinated communication and production for small projects related to art and music. Now she's bringing all of her experience and energy to Màquina & Tabla. The striking label designs by Joan Josep Bertran perhaps need a tiny bit of explanation, and you can read more about them here

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