Red Wine Algueira Serradelo 2016

Crianza red wine from Ribeira Sacra. Varietal Brancellao fermented and aged for 12 months in French oak barrels.
Crianza. 12 Months in French oak barrels
Percentage of Alcohol: 13.5º
Bottle size: 75 cl
Grapes Varieties: Brancellao,
Wineries: Adega Agueira
P 93 93 93

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A true rarity, Algueira Serradello is a varietal Spanish red wine from bodega Adega Algueira made solely from Brancellao. This is a largely forgotten variety indigenous to Ribeira Sacra, whose cultivation was almost abandoned after the phylloxera epidemic.

The grapes come from scenic vineyards located on the banks of the Sil river, with steep slopes up to 80%. Vines are 30 years old on average, and climate is Mediterranean with an Atlantic influence.

Hand-harvested at dusk, the grapes were selected on site and placed whole bunch in 600-litre used French oak barres. Then they were stomped to kickstart the fermentation process, which was carried out using only the native yeasts of the grapes. After that, Algueira Serradello 2016 underwent a low-temperature post-fermentation maceration. Finally, the wine was aged for 12 months in the barrels before bottling.

Since it opens quite tight, be sure to decant this red wine from Ribeira Sacra at least 30 minutes before drinking, preferably more.

Pair this Crianza red wine with white meat dishes, oily fish recipes, Indian cuisine and cold cuts.

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Appearance

The red wine Algueira Serradelo is medium cherry with an orangeish rim.

Nose

After a long aeration, this varietal Brancellao suggests some smokey and floral aromas, seguing into notes of Amarena cherries, bitter herbs and wet earth. Well-defined and characteristic, with a clear terroir imprint.

Palate

Subtle and elegant, this wine from Adega Algueira has a steely acidity and a tannic, Barolo-like character. Intricate and full of nuance, with fleshy red fruit and woodland decay, leading to a stony and herbal finish. Superb!

Our personal opinion

Wines like Algueira Serradelo 2016 prove that the recovery of forgotten grape varieties is a worthy task.

OTHER VINTAGES

Algueira Brancellao 2010:

Enterwine 91. Peñín 94. Parker 90.

Year 2016
Type Red
D.O. Ribeira Sacra
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 15-17ºC
Should this wine be decanted? 30 minutes before serving
Ageing Crianza
Type of ageing Months in French oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 12
Parker's Score 93
Enterwine's Score 93
Media rating 93
Mono-Varietal Brancellao
Pairings bluefish, Cow´s cheese, Poultry, Soup and rice, Specialty Spanish prosciutto , White meat with gravy
Taste Lively and Fresh, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes
Occasion A special occasion, Because you deserve it, Romantic Dinner, To bring to an engagement
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