Ribeira Sacra "Viña Caneiro", D. Ventura

Ribeira Sacra "Viña Caneiro", D. Ventura - 2020

Item # 21413 750mL

An elegant example of the Mencía grape that is reminiscent of a juicy cru Beaujolais. With grapey ease, lithe fruit, and great acidity, this cool-climate treat might change your perception of Spanish wines.

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This wine has loads of elegance and finesse for a number of reasons, not the least of which is that these 80-year-old Mencía vines are grown on incredibly steep terraced slopes. Unoaked, unfined, and unfiltered, this juice is chock full of pulpy, dark fruit that really pops in the mouth with a nice burst of acid and mineral. This wine was made for fatty pork-based dishes. Great with meaty fare like pork belly and pâté, or try it with goat cheese and crusty bread.

About the Producer

Ribeira Sacra, Spain Ribeira Sacra (“Sacred Banks”) is considered one of the most stunning landscapes in Spain. Located in the heart of Galicia, the sinuous River Sil cuts through gorgeous canyons lined with vineyards. This is where Ramón Losada and his family started a new project: D. Ventura. The famed Spanish winemaker has come back to his roots, utilizing what are essentially old family...

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Spain

Central to the Spanish winemaking philosophy is the belief that wine should be released only when it is ready to be consumed, and not a moment before. Spanish wine law focuses squarely on this issue: the terms Crianza, Reserva and Gran Reserva are highly regulated indicators of the amount of time a wine has aged prior to its release. In Rioja, Navarra, and the Ribera del Duero (which have the most stringent requirements) red Crianzas must be aged a minimum of two years; Reservas, at least three...

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Ribeira Sacra

Though this DO was only created in 1996, wine has been produced along the “sacred banks” of the Sil River in Galicia ever since the Romans came to town, bringing with them the knowledge that terraces make the best vineyards. The river exerts its cooling influence on the vines (mostly Mencía), which cling to their spots on terraced vineyards cut steeply up the riverbanks. Vines must struggle for nutrients here, and this gives concentration to the fruit. The red wines of Ribeira Sacra are...

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