Appellation: Vino de España.
Cuvée: A Seara.
Colour: red.
Garnacha Tintorera, Mencia, Mouraton 70%, Dona Branca, Godello, Palomino 30%
About: New wine in 2019, from granite soils in the Ribeira Sacra region adjoining Valdeorras. Same grapes as Nacho’s other new wine in 2019, Meu, but different, late-ripening soils, the last to be picked. Incidentally, there’s a brilliant restaurant in this village, Pobra about 30 minutes from Nacho’s base in Larouco.

Vines

Location: Pobra de Trives.
Size ha: 0,35.
Age: vines planted 1950 to 1960.
Soils: granite.
Exposition: south.
Altitude: 550m.
Training: gobelet (or vaso).
Farming: organic, by hand, leaving the soils touched as little.
Average yield hl/ha: 30.
Climate: Atlantic, cold in winter, hot in summer, likelihood of fog and humid conditions all year.

Winemaking

The harvest is de-stemmed by hand and grapes are macerated on their skins for 5 days before being very gently pressed and the wine moved to inox. There the wines stay, without moving, on fine lees, until bottling un-filtered, and without any added sulfites during the whole process.

Vintage Notes 2019
A classic year, considered “normal”, clean, no disease or pest pressure, allowing for control without need for treatment by copper.
Yield hl/ha: 30.
Harvested: between early September and late October, not every day and according to the plot.
Bottles produced: 1,300.
Date bottled: 2020-03.
Alcohol %: 12.
SO2 Total: 0 added.
Tasting: from tank 2020-02, beautiful floral character, very fresh, cleansing, intense, gentle, red and black berry fruit.