Appellation: Ribeiro.
Cuvée: Chanselus Castes Tintas.
Colour: Red.
Grapes: Trincadeira, Carabuñeira, Caiño Datera, Espadeiro, Brancelão, Ferról, Sousán and 5 others, mostly Caiño family.
About: Brancelão for floral, red fruit, Ferról is tannic, rustic, strong, vinous, Trincadeira is sweet, vinous, high in acidity, happy, Sousán is strong, high in acidity, tannic, vegetal, Carabuñeira is particularly interesting, floral, mineral, age-worthy, Caiño Datera, Espadeiro both sweet red fruit. A very cool wine.


Location: from many terraced plots in two valleys in Arnoia, near Ribadavia.
Size ha: 2.
Age: vines planted between 1940 and 2010.
Soils: granite and schist.
Exposition: various, mostly south-west and south-east.
Altitude: 185 to 250m.
Training: some on wire, some in vaso (gobelet).
Farming: organic and biodynamic.
Average yield hl/ha: 30-40.
Climate: Atlantic, cold in winter, hot in summer, humid, cool, fresh nights.


Hand harvested, de-stemmed by hand and crushed by foot, it ferments naturally in stainless steel, given around 9 days on the skins before being pressed and moved to finish and age in 500L old oak barrels. A touch of sulphites added at bottling, no fining, no filtration.

Vintage Notes 2016
Difficult year due to heat and humidity and one week of rain starting on 15 September as the harvest started so that they had to wait two weeks.
Yield hl/ha: 20.
Harvested: end september.
Bottles produced: 1200.
Date bottled: 2017-09.
Alcohol %: 13.
SO2 Total: .
Tasting: vegetal and astringent on first opening, cool and mineral, deep and vertical black fruit, quiet and very still wine, with long fine finish. Opens to reveal more earthy cassis and raspberry fruit with a coffee spice character. Very harmonious.

Vintage Notes 2017 old vine
Difficult year due to drought.
Yield hl/ha: 20.
Harvested: middle and end of September.
Bottles produced: 1,000.
Date bottled: 2018-09.
Alcohol %: 13.5.
SO2 Total: .
Tasting: similar to the 2016 but more of everything, more volume, more salty mineral, bigger, riper tannins, more fruit, less vegetal, more iron spice.