||Alicante, 90% Mencia, Brancellao
||The slate serves a great purpose, heating up during the daytime sun, helping the grapes ripen, and also imparts the minerality and intensely floral and spicy aromatics that are the trademarks of the Ribeira Sacra region’s wines. Aldea means “village” in Galician dialect. It is Envínate’s goal to produce single parcel, as well, as village wines in each region that they work. Lousa is the name for the type of slate soil that predominates in the Ribeira DO.
||100% whole cluster; Fermented with wild yeasts in open top plastic tubs; Raised in used 300 and 400 liter French oak for 11 months with no racking; No SO2 is added until bottling; No stabilization or filtration.
||Price Envinate Lousas Vino De Aldea 2016 € 16.46