Lomba dos Ares 2018 — Field Blend
A Wine That
takes what you thought you knew about Spanish wine and throws it out of the window. Light and bright, but with punchy power, this is like finding a butterfly and a racehorse in the same bottle. The acidity and linear structure of this wine means it'll balance even the heartiest of dishes. Put it in a decanter a couple of hours before and marvel at its secrets.
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- Winemaker: Fedellos do Couto
Where and How?
This comes from the oldest vineyards (70+ years old) from the highest parts of the slopes of the Bibei river, from the varieties Mencía, Mouratón, Garnacha Tintorera, Caiño and Bastardo.
The wine was fermented naturally with whole bunches at cool temperatures, with a long (but gentle) maceration period. It was aged in large old oak barrels. Bottled unfined and unfiltered.
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.