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Adega Algueira Merenzao 2010

Adega Algueira Merenzao 2010

Sku: 057588

Publication: Wine advocate Rating: 90 The 2010 Algueira Merenzao is trodden by foot and aged in used oak. It has a ripe, peppery, Loire-inspired nose with cranberry, sour cherry and a faint but agreeable herbal note. The palate is well-balanced with a touch of cooked meat on the entry. It is dry, a little lean in the mouth, but very fresh and lively with crisp leafy red berry fruit on the charming finish. Very fine. Drink now-2015. Adega Algueira overlooks the River Sil from its lofty perch and uses fruit from its own vineyards: Mencia, Alvarello, Merenzao, and Caino for their reds, and Godello, Loureiro, Alvarino and Treixadura for the whites. Fernando Gonzalez Riveiro oversees a splendid portfolio that epitomizes the freshness and vitality that both the white and reds can offer.

Technical notes
Vineyard: All estate owned vineyards on pure slate with very steep inclines. Most of the vineyards are terraced. Merenzao is the local name for this grape which is known as Trousseau in France and Bastardo in Portugal. The average age of the vines are 80 years. Orientation: South facing in the Amandi sub zone. Soil: slate or "losa" as it is locally known. Viticulture: The vineyard work is all done by hand including harvest. Fernando Gonzalez is in charge of the viticulture and practices biodynamics. Vinification: The winemaker is consulting oenologist Raul Perez. The wines are fermented with wild yeasts. The grapes are foot troden in large oak fermentation vats. Aging: Aged in old French oak barrels for 12 months and 12 months in bottle. Production: Average annual production is 2,000 bottles.

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Country: Spain
Region: Galicia
Sub-Region: Ribeira Sacra
Grape Varietal: Trousseau
Type: Still wine, Organic
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