Lousas Parcela Camiño Novo | Envínate

A blend of Mencía and other local grapes from 70 year-old vines in a south-east facing parcel located in Amandi, at 430 metres elevation. Grapes are foot-stomped and fermented with whole- clusters in a small open vat. Tiny quantities made. Like the other Lousas wines, it is marked by extreme purity, lifted aromatics and delicious savouriness. It’s a shame there’s little of it, but that makes it all the more special.

Region:

Galicia

Appellation:

Ribeira Sacra

Variety / Blend:

85% Mencía: 15% Alicante Bouschet:

Climate:

Atlantic

Soils:

Slate and schist

Farming:

Organic

Altitude:

Between 400 and 500 metres

Fermentation:

100% whole bunch, with wild yeast in open-top tanks and daily pigeage

Ageing:

12 months in 500-litre neutral oak barrels