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Colour: Red
Producer: Castro Candaz
Region: Spain & Portugal
Appellation: Amandi
Grape Variety: Tempranillo

A Boca do Demo, Ribeira Sacra, 2017

10 cases, 3 bottles
£25.83 per bottle

Tasting Note:

A Boca do Demo hails from a 0.8HA single plot within the wider Finca and is the product of one large foudre. Compared to the fruitier, more youthful Finca El Curvado, A Boca do Demo is deeper and more profound, with fine violet, black pepper and stony notes reminiscent of the finest Northern Rhone Syrahs. Although initially more structured than Finca El Curvado, the tannins are more sophisticated, being ripe and velvety, supporting layers of lithe, detailed ruby-violet fruit, finishing on graphite and herbs. Treated like a fine Burgundy in a wide bowled glass, it grows in stature and complexity over time – offering a very high quality drinking experience at a price that harks back to the old days of Burgundy and the Northern Rhone. 2017 was a warm, dry year. Fermented with 100% whole bunches and kept on the skins for approximately 30 days with no punch downs. In typically self-effacing fashion Raul Perez says that “these wines are the result of truly heroic viticulture. I just walk them to the finish line.” La Chantada is a cooler sub-zone of Ribeira Sacra where the Sil River widens and the soils are based on granite rather than schist, as seen in the warmer and more famous Amandi and Val do Bibei sub-zones.

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