Red Wine Castro Candaz Finca El Curvado 2018
Crianza red wine from Ribeira Sacra. Varietal Mencía aged for 12 months in French oak barrels.
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A varietal Mencía, Castro Candaz Finca El Curvado is the result of the collaboration between world-class winemaker Raúl Perez and his friend Rodrigo Méndez, a prestigious Galician oenologist.
This single vineyard Spanish red wine was produced solely from the vines of Finca El Curvado, grown on steep slopes with sandy soils at an altitude of 350 metres above sea level. The vineyard is located in Chantada, a subzone of the DO Ribeira Sacra.
Picked by hand and cherry-picked, the non-destemmed grapes were fermented and then macerated for 3 months. After that, Castro Candaz Finca El Curvado 2018 was transferred into 3rd year French oak barrels, where it was aged for 12 months before bottling.
This is a transparent, terroir-bound Mencía from Ribeira Sacra produced by two of Spain's best winemakers.
8,000 bottles produced.
Clean and bright, Castro Candaz Finca El Curvado is cherry red with some purplish tinges.
This varietal Mencía is subtle and engaging. Blue flowers and mineral nuances, with a watery note and hints of herbs and bluberries, nuanced by a toasted, malt-like note.
Sapid, medium-bodied and definitely Atlantic in character, this wine by Raúl Pérez is nimble and very fresh, with smooth tannins and clear focus. Long, lively finish with mineral and floral remembrances.
|Our personal opinion||
Subtle and savoury, Castro Candaz Finca El Curvado 2018 will pair marvelously with a French Boullabaisse. If you don't like fish, try it with a lamb stew.
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||30 minutes before serving|
|Type of ageing||Months in French oak barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||12|
|Pairings||Aperitif, Birds, bluefish, Cold meats, Cooked foods, Cow´s cheese, Cured cheeses, Grilled red meats, Grilled white meats, Meat and vegitables, Mushrooms, Pasta with red sauce and meat, Poultry, Rice with meat, Roasted foods, Roasted pork, Roasted red meats, Roasted white meats, Rosted piglet, Specialty plates, Stews, Vegetables, Vegitables sauces|
|Taste||Fruity and Fresh, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes|
|Occasion||Aperitif, Because you can, Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, To bring to an engagement|