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Vinos de Encostas

Viños de Encostas Wish 2017 (750 ml)

Viños de Encostas Wish 2017 (750 ml)

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Wish is a blend of many indigenous varietals of the Ribeiro D.O., coming together from an old sloped vineyard to make a deep and complex red wine. When the grapes come into the cellar, they are naturally fermented in 2000L open stainless steel vats after a cold (pre-fermentation) maceration for one week. Manual punch downs and a mild pressing through an old screw press are two methods used to keep the sweetest and ripest tannins available in the fruit. Before malolactic fermentation can finish, the wine is moved into 300L, used French oak barrels where it then rests for 18 months. The resulting wine is violet in color, and shows gorgeous aromatics of lilac, red and blue fruits, and distinct minerality. On the palate, the Wish is fresh and fruity, with soft tannins and lovely acidity, a clean mineral driven tone, and a long intense  finish.  

Viños de Encostas is the highly esteemed Xosé Lois Sebio's (of Coto de Gomariz) personal project of unique, small-lot wines coming from all around northwest Spain.  Meaning, 'Wines of the Hills,' Viños de Encostas features only the top fruit of each region that Xosé has planted or works closely with, all in the hilly and steep zones within particular D.O.s or areas. A commitment to biodynamic and organic farming, leads him to make wines with the purest expression of fruit that the land has to offer.  Used oak, natural fermentations, light filtration methods, and minimal sulfur usage are common practices at the winery in order to showcase the exceptional fruit that they work with. All wines in their line are remarkable examples of the best that northwestern Spain has, with its multitude of unique indigenous varieties.

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