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2017 Raúl Perez Ribeira Sacra 'Castro Candaz'

2017 Raúl Perez Ribeira Sacra 'Castro Candaz'
Ribeira Sacra, Spain

This is a kitchen sink blend of Mencía, Domingo Pérez (Trousseau), Garnacha Tintorera (Alicante Bouschet), Mouratón, Caiño and Brancellao from a few different sites within the Chantada and Ribeira do Miño zones of the Ribeira Sacra appellation. It was fermented with whole clusters in foudre and aged in a combination of foudre and 500L used barrels.

91+ points, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. "The refreshing 2017 Castro Candaz has some faintly reductive notes akin to struck matchstick that I actually like. This has a more wild character that other zones of Ribeira Sacra-it reminds me of the herbs and flowers that grow wild. It has surprisingly refined tannins and a very elegant mouthfeel. Some 6,000 bottles produced."

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SKU: 124c2