Ronsel do Sil Vel'Uveyra Ribeira Sacra Mencia 2018

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Ronsel do Sil Vel'Uveyra Ribeira Sacra Mencia 2018

Country - Spain

Region - Galicia

Grape Varieties - Mencia 85%, Garnacha 10%, Mouratón 5%

Alcohol by volume - 12%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Ronsel Do Sil

Tasting notes - An expressive and complex wine with layers of wild berried fruits, chestnut, earthy notes and a subtle hint of violet. Beautifully balanced, with a velvety texture and a touch of balsamic on the finish.

Ronsel do Sil Vel'Uveyra Ribeira Sacra Mencia 2018

An expressive wine with lively notes of wild berried fruit
and a hint of balsamic. Beautifully fresh and vibrant.


Producer Note
Ronsel do Sil is a family-run winery located in DO Ribeiro Sacra, near Parada de Sil, in
the North West of Spain. The vineyard is manually cultivated on the steep slopes of
the Sil River Canyons, on granitic terraces originally built by the Romans, which are
known locally as ‘bancales'. Only 5% of mountain viticulture remains in the world,
and in Ribeira Sacra it is known as ‘Heroic Viticulture’ due to the dangerous harvest
entailed. Indigenous red varieties such as Mencía and Merenzao are sustainably
grown alongside the native white varieties of Godello, Treixadura and Dona Branca.
Ronsel do Sil takes its name from the Spanish word ‘ronsel’ which means 'wake': the
path a boat leaves when it sails through water. Winemaker Maria Jose Yravedra
passionately crafts beautifully refined and mineral-driven wines.


Vintage
2018 was a climatically balanced year, with abundant rainfall in winter and spring,
enabling the vineyards to recover from the 2017 draught. 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
ripening of the fruit, resulting in fresh wines with a lower ABV than previous years.


Vineyard
The vineyard covers 10 hectares, including espalier trained vines of 10 to 30 years
and older vines of 35 to 100 years old- some of which are pre-phylloxera. The
vineyard is cultivated sustainably following organic and biodynamic principles:
manual weeding, using dried gorse as a cover-crop and mulching take 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, which lead to exceptionally long roots, up to 10 metres in
length, producing concentrated and complex wines. 19 indigenous varietals are
approved in the D.O. Ribera Sacra which grow side by side in the vineyard, thus the
harvesting team needs to have great knowledge and experience to recognise each
one, as they are harvested separately according to the D.O. regulations.


Winemaking
Vinified in a gravity-fed winery, which reduced the use of pumps, resulting in the
gentle movement of the wine and also reduced energy consumption. The handharvested 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 took place 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.


Tasting Note
An expressive and complex wine with layers of wild berried fruits, chestnut, earthy
notes and a subtle hint of violet. Beautifully balanced, with a velvety texture and a
touch of balsamic on the finish.


Grape
Mencia 85%, Garnacha 10%, Mouratón 5%

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