Red Wine Castro Candaz Finca El Curvado 2020

Crianza red wine from Ribeira Sacra. Varietal Mencía aged for 12 months in French oak barrels.

Crianza. 12 Months in French oak barrels
Percentage of Alcohol: 13º
Bottle size: 75 cl
Grapes Varieties: Mencía,
Wineries: Raúl Pérez
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Availability: In stock

Product Description

A varietal Mencía, the wine Castro Candaz Finca El Curvado is the result of the collaboration between world-class winemaker Raúl Perez and his friend Rodrigo Méndez, a first-rate oenologist in his own right.

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 DO Ribeira Sacra.

Picked by hand and cherry-picked, the non-destemmed grapes were fermented and then macerated for 3 months. After that, the red wine Castro Candaz Finca El Curvado 2020 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.

Additional Information
Additional Information

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.


Crunchy, medium-bodied and definitely Atlantic in character, this wine from Raúl Pérez is nimble and very fresh, with smooth tannins and a citrusy acidity. Long, lively finish with mineral and floral remembrances.

Our personal opinion

Subtle and savoury, the wine Castro Candaz Finca El Curvado 2020 will pair marvelously with a French Boullabaisse. If you're not very keen on fish, try pairing it with a lamb stew.


Castro Candaz Finca El Curvado 2019:

Enterwine 93. Parker 92.

Castro Candaz Finca El Curvado 2018:

Enterwine 93. Parker 93/93+.

Year 2020
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
Enterwine's Score 91
Media rating 91
Mono-Varietal Mencía
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
1 Review
There is plenty to be enjoyed here. Berryish and watery, with layers of complexity and endearing freshness.
Review by (Posted on 13 May 2021)
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