Envinate "Lousas Vina de Aldea" Ribeira Sacra 2019

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Country/State: Spain
Varietal: Mencia
Region: Canary Islands
Color: Red
Winemaker's Notes "Aldea means "village" in Gallego; thus, this is Envinate's "village wine", produced from a combination of -minimum- 60-year-old plots located in the ancient vineyard region of Ribeira Sacra. This cuvee is made up of 90-95% Mencia with other co-planted varietals blended in. The native vines are grown on steep slopes made of slate and sit in between 400-600 meters elevation. This vintage Vina de Aldea was foot-trodden in open top plastic tubs, fermented spontaneously with wild yeasts, with 40% whole clusters included, and raised in old barrels for 11 months with no racking and no SO2 added until bottling. It is a very fresh and elegant vino tinto with classic, lifted aromatics of black pepper, pomegranate, and herbs, which leads to an elegant and crystalline palate with loads of saveur, peppery tannins, and a dry finish. This is more than a village wine in our book, but a superb example of Ribeira Sacra and a wonderful benchmark for the region. Only 300 6 packs produced"
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3899
750 ML
Available:
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Dryness

Dry
1

Off Dry
2
Semi-
Sweet
3

Sweet
4
Body

Light
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Light/
Medium
2

Medium
3
Medium/
Full
4

Full
5
Drinkability
Ready to drink now, will improve with more aging
Farming
Sustainable


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