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Xosé Lois Sebio Coios Bierzo 2015


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Country - Spain

Region - Galicia

Grape Varieties - Mencia 100%

Alcohol by volume - 13%

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.

Awards

92 Pts, James Suckling , 2016

91 Pts, Robert Parker, 2015

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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

2015 was an almost perfect vintage. A cold winter, mild spring and a summer with abundant sunshine and little rainfall, resulted in grapes with optimum phenological maturity. The balance between the maturity and freshness found in the grapes was impeccable. The vines were harvested in perfect health and the resulting wines are capable of great ageing.

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 fermentation 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.

Serving Suggestion

Lamb cutlets with seasoned vegetables, or steak au poivre.

Grape

Mencia 100%

5117615A
10 Items

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Vintage
2015
Bottle Size
75cl
Case Size
6 Bottles
Region
Galicia

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Xosé Lois Sebio Coios Bierzo 2015

Country - Spain

Region - Galicia

Grape Varieties - Mencia 100%

Alcohol by volume - 13%

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.

Awards

92 Pts, James Suckling , 2016

91 Pts, Robert Parker, 2015

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