Xose Lois Sebio Coios Bierzo Mencia 2018

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Xose Lois Sebio Coios Bierzo Mencia 2018

Country - Spain

Region - Galicia

Grape Varieties - Mencia 100%

Alcohol by volume - 14%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Xosé Lois Sebio

Tasting notes - A vibrant Mencia, with aromatic notes of lilac, violet, fresh red fruits interlaced with mineral overtones. Harmoniously balanced, with restrained tannins and a textured palate, full of fleshy red fruits and a savoury character on the long, intense finish. 

 

Xose Lois Sebio Coios Bierzo Mencia 2018

A vibrant and aromatic example of Mencia, with floral
notes, fresh red fruits and coffee and mineral notes
leading to a robust and textured palate.
Producer Note
Winemaker Xosé Lois Sebio has produced this stunning eponymous collection of wines
as a result of a personal quest: to find wines with unique personality from more risky
processing zones and with a very marked identity. This original and quirky range is
made from high quality grapes in areas which are often neglected or simply different;
vineyards that are difficult to farm due to the high costs of conventional viticulture.
Away from fashions and conventions, the sole intention is to respect and express the
soil, variety and area; producing wines with soul and personality. The wines are vinified
with minimal intervention and low sulphur. These are collectable wines for lovers of the
authentic and different.
Vintage
The spring of 2018 was relatively dry and led into a dry, warm summer with an
abundance of hot days. September continued the heat-wave pattern; it was a very dry
and hot month, resulting in an early harvest of very healthy grapes. The wines have
excellent concentration of fruit flavours accompanied by gentle acidity.
Vineyard
The grapes come from a single vineyard ‘Viñas O Val’ in the DO Bierzo, in the north
western Spanish province of Castilla León. Low yielding 60 year old vines are grown in
clay soils with 'Coios', a Spanish term for boulders, which gave this wine its name. These
old vines have deep root systems which nourish the vines imparting complex flavours in
the resulting wine. Planted at a density of 4,000 vines per hectare, the vines are grown
at an altitude of 550 to 590 metres above sea level. The cool nights extends the
ripening period, allowing the grapes to develop rich varietal characteristics while
retaining balancing acidity. The grapes are manually harvested when they have
reached optimum maturity.
Winemaking
Vinification took place in open tanks of 1,500 litres. A cold soak lasted one week, prior
to fermentation at low temperatures. The wine was gently pressed in a manual screw
press. Only the lots with the sweetest, ripest tannins and fruit forward flavours were
extracted. The wine started malolactic conversion in tank, which was completed in 600
litre barrels. The blend was aged for 14 months in 300 and 600 litre barrels of third fill.
Tasting Note
A vibrant Mencia, with aromatic notes of lilac, violet, fresh red fruits interlaced with
mineral overtones. Harmoniously balanced, with restrained tannins and a textured
palate, full of fleshy red fruits and a savoury character on the long, intense finish.
Grape
Mencia 100%

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