Sameirás - Tinto, Ribiero, Spain (2020)
A stony mouthfeel that somehow represents its rocky soils-home. Red cherry, very expressive, full of florals such as heather and lilac, balsamic & earth.
Souson 40%, Caiño 30%, Brencellao 20% and a field blend of other, local grapes 10%.
Farmed from seven estate parcels with altitudes ranging from 95 to 290 meters above the sea level. Predominantly schist-shale soils, with some slate, quartz and gravel and vines from 15 to 70 years of age. Ribiero is just inland from the Atlantic Ocean and so is appreciably warmer than Rías Baixas - amplified by the foothills of various mountain ranges to the north, east and south.
As a result of this climate, the red has good acidity and slightly raspy tannins, but with full, fresh fruit expression. Great wine.