A Wine That
has taken the natural wine world by storm and it's hard for us to get our mittens on a bottle: we'll try not to drink them all... The story of Trousseau is a fascinating one — a variety that travelled all the way from the Jura to the hillsides of Ribeira Sacra centuries ago, where it produces profound, lightly perfumed wines that taste of cranberries and rosehip. This is what light red wine dreams are made of.
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- Winemaker: Fedellos do Couto
Where and How?
This is 'Bastardo' (aka Trousseau) grown at high elevation in the breathtakingly beautiful Ribera Sacra region of northwest Spain.
The grapes are hand harvested, and the wine ferments naturally with whole bunches in stainless steel tanks. It's then ages in old 300-500L oak barrels for ten months, before being bottled unfined and unfiltered.
The Winemaker: Fedellos do Couto
Many describe the Ribeira Sacra as being home to "impossibly" steep slopes, but it’s clear that nothing is impossible for Fedellos do Couto. Rather, their boy-ish charm tells us that it is somewhat an act of rebellion for them to take on the steep, partially abandoned vines of the Ribeira Sacra with such fervour.
You might know the Ribeira Sacra from the easily recognisable images of the ‘Golden Mile’; a glorious stretch of terraced vines which, comparatively, have been well conserved. But that’s just not Fedellos do Couto’s jam. Instead, by embracing the challenging nature of old and neglected vines, the trio has rescued a struggling area and turned it into one of the region’s most exciting young projects.