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Ronsel do Sil Vel Uveyra Ribeira Sacra Mencia 2018

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6 bottle(s) at £19.04 per bottle.
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Ronsel do Sil Vel Uveyra Ribeira Sacra Mencia 2018

  • Grapes Mencia 85%, Garnacha 10%, Mouratón 5%
  • Country Spain
  • Region Galicia Ribeira Sacra
  • Abv 12 %
  • Body Value: C (A is light, E is full-bodied)
    Residual Sugar: 1.5
    Contains Sulphites: Yes
    Vegetarian/Vegan: Yes/Yes
    Milk/Eggs: No/No
    Organic: No
    Biodynamic: No
  • Case size 6 / 75cl
  • Winemaker: Maria José Yravedra
  • Closure Natural Cork
  • It is an expressive and complex wine with layers of wild berried fruits, flinty, earthy notes, and a subtle hint of violet. It is beautifully balanced, with a velvety texture and a touch of balsamic on the finish. 2018 was a climatically balanced year, with abundant rainfall in winter and spring, enabling the vineyards to recover from the 2017 drought. Snowfall in March led to late flowering. Spring was almost non-existent, with a sudden change from cold to hot temperatures almost without transition. Summer allowed for a slow but complete fruit ripening, resulting in fresh wines with a lower ABV than in previous years. 

It is bottled in a gravity-fed winery, which reduces the use of pumps, resulting in the gentle movement of the wine and reduced energy consumption. The hand-harvested grapes were carefully selected and underwent a pre-fermentation maceration at 10°C. ‘Délestage’ or rack and return was employed to oxygenate the must while simultaneously softening the tannins. Fermentation occurred with wild yeasts in 5,000-litre French oak foudres at controlled temperatures of 20 to 22°C. The wine underwent malolactic conversion and was aged in the French oak foudres for eight months before being gently fined and filtered prior to bottling.

It is an expressive and complex wine with layers of wild berried fruits, flinty, earthy notes and a subtle hint of violet. It is beautifully balanced, with a velvety texture and a touch of balsamic on the finish. 

More Information
CountrySpain
Vintage2018
Bottles Per Case6
Bottle Size75
2 cases 10% offNo
Winery

The vineyard covers 10 hectares, including espalier trained vines of 10 to 30 years and older vines of 35 to 100 years old- some pre-phylloxera. The vineyard is cultivated sustainably following organic and biodynamic principles: manual weeding, using dried gorse as a cover crop, and mulching takes place to preserve the soil's natural humidity and nutrients. Pesticides and herbicides are not used. Irrigation is prohibited, so the vines are nourished by rainwater, underground sources, and soil minerals, leading to exceptionally long roots up to 10 metres long and producing concentrated and complex wines. 19 Indigenous varietals are approved in the D.O. Ribera Sacra, which grows side by side in the vineyard. Thus, the harvesting team must have great knowledge and experience to recognise each, as they are harvested separately according to the D.O. regulations.

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