Established 1912

The Anthropocene Epoch Mencia 2017

The new 2017 vintage release of The Anthropocene Epoch Mencia is now available!

The Anthropocene Epoch Mencia 2017 is fresh, vibrant, aromatic and simply jumps out of the glass. You will be swept away with the wonderfully fruity notes, mulberry and plum, a suggestion of raspberry and strawberry and an ever so delicate hint of fine white pepper. Light on its feet but full of pure fruit flavour. A silky mid palate gives way to fine, spicy tannins on the finish. Bottled early to capture all of those delightfully youthful characters. A red wine that can be enjoyed in any weather, don't hesitate to put a very slight chill on it.


This is the second vintage of the wine which first gave mention to d’Arenberg’s organic and biodynamic growing practices. All of our estate owned and leased vineyards are NASAA Certified for organic and biodynamic processes. To bring further clarity to this, we’ve introduced a new logo which adorns our labels, and clearly identifies when the fruit used in the making of the wine is both organic and biodynamically grown.

This natural and environmentally friendly philosophy encourages strong root systems that penetrate the soil, resulting in lively tannin structures, soil characters and fine minerality. These practices also ensure that yields are kept low with concentrated flavours and excellent natural acidity. d’Arenberg will be adding to this over time and are in the process of converting all winemaking processes to organic and biodynamic as well.