Grégory Pérez “Brezo” Godello 2020, DO Bierzo, Spain

Bodegas y Viñedos Mengoba is led by Grégory Pérez, a terroir-focused winemaker seen as one of the most forward thinking winemakers in Spain according to his peers. A Bordeaux native, Pérez’s career launched with Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste, and he also worked at Château Cos d’Estournel during and after his studies at the Bordeaux-Blanquefort School of Enology and Viticulture between 1997 and 2000. Pérez went to Bierzo in Spain on the advice of his friend where he worked for several years before establishing Mengoba in 2007. He also established a second label, Brezo, for the wines he makes as a negociant, still guided by the same principles of amplifying terroir, biodiversity, and traditional winemaking. Traditional whole berry fermentation. Aged 6 months in stainless steel.