Guímaro Ribeira Sacra Camiño Real Mencía 2018

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Mencía, Merenzao (Trousseau), Mouraton, Brancellao, Caiño Tinto, Sousón, Alicante Bouschet from Ribeira Sacra, Galicia, Spain; light to medium bodied and dry, super busy yet balanced, with notes of stewed plum and ripe red cherry, layers of earth and baking spice, with an inky texture, medium acid, and soft tannins. Org

Camiño Real is from 6 hectares of parcels around Amandi planted primarily to Mencía, along with other native Galician varieties. All of the grapes were hand-harvested together and spontaneously fermented in open-top oak vats with a 40 day maceration. Half of the wine was raised 7 months in foudre and 4 months in used 225 & 500L French barrels, and the other half raised 7 months in barrels and 4 months in foudre. The finished wine was bottled without fining or filtration.

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