Ladieras do Xil, Valdeorras, Gaba do Xil Mencia Spanish Red Wine 750 mL

$24.99

Vintage – 2017 was a historic year for frost in April, which saw the loss of up to 80% of the production, and in some cases, entire vineyards were lost. This had the result of a natural selection and dramatically reduced production. However, the rest of the year was warm for the surviving vines, with minimal rainfall and temperatures above normal throughout the summer. These weather conditions, together with the effect of the frost suffered in April, led to a very early harvest and a small crop of very high quality. Wines are well-balanced and fresh, with supple tannins and approachable fruit.

Vinification – After a manual harvest and grape selection in the vineyard, the wine is fermented with native yeasts in stainless steel tanks. It is then aged, also in stainless steel, for twelve months before bottling.

  • Site: Larouco at 400m to 500m

  • Grapes: 70% Mencía and 30% Merenzao

  • Vine Age: 20-80+ years old

  • Soil: Granite

  • Farming: Organic

  • Vegan: No

  • Suggested Retail: $27.00

Description

Gaba do Xil: Village-Level Valdeorras White and Red  

Gaba do Xil is named for the hillsides of the Sil River, which is the lifeblood of the region. They are the estate-grown red and white village wines, an introduction to the limited production single cru wines of Ladeiras do Xil. Gaba do Xil offers the drinker an incredible value for handmade Galician wines for everyday drinking, which rival the wines of similar quality in Burgundy and Beaujolais. The wines are produced from godello, mencía, and merenzao grapes grown in estate vineyards. The primary vineyard lies inland at 400-500m elevation, near the town of Larouco, which has an Atlantic influence due to the location in a valley that forms an outlet to the sea. The blend also contains grapes from estate vineyards in Santa Cruz and Las Ermitas. Viticulture is certified organic, and the grapes are hand-harvested. Wines are made with low intervention and minimal sulfur at bottling.

Additional information

Weight 48 oz
Dimensions 5 × 5 × 17 in
Custom Label 0