2018 Guímaro Ribeira Sacra Camiño Real
Ribiera Sacra, Spain
100% Mencia made by Pedro Rodríguez of Guímaro, one of Ribeira Sacra’s rising young stars. This wine hails from a 15-acre site in Amandi, the region's best subzone with south facing vineyards on slate soils, planted primarily to 40 to 60 years old vine Mencía, along with other native Galician varieties. The farming is organic but not yet certified. All of the grapes were hand-harvested and spontaneously fermented with 100% whole clusters in open-top oak vats with a 40-day maceration. Half of the wine was raised in foudre and the other half in used 225 & 500L French barrels for around one year. The finished wine was bottled without fining or filtration. This wine drinks like great Northern Rhone Syrah: dark, floral, savory and spicy. Get this before we drink it all!