Red Wine Tolo do Xisto 2016

Varietal Mencía from Ribera Sacra. Aged for 4 months in French oak barrels.
Barrel. 4 Months in French oak barrels
Percentage of Alcohol: 13º
Bottle size: 75 cl
Grapes Varieties: Mencía,
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Availability: In stock

€14.85
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This is the third vintage of Tolo do Xisto, produced in the Galician region of Ribeira Sacra by a team composed of the Coca brothers, owners of the Coca i Fitó winery, and the Galician oenologist Andrea Obenza.

This Spanish red wine is intended to be an hommage to a region, Ribeira Sacra, that has some of the most scenic, dramatic vineyards not only of Spain, but of any country in the world.

The name of this red wine from Ribeira Sacra is a reference to the "Xisto", a type of slate that is a key ingredient of most of the soils of the region.

Those slate soils, in turn, are responsible for the distinctive minerality of the wines produced in Ribeira Sacra.

A single varietal Mencía, Tolo do Xisto 2016 is made from grapes coming from two estates, Vilachá and Sober. Meticulously selected, they were traditionally vinified in stainless steel tanks and aged for a short period of 4 months in French oak barrels.

Production around 13,000 bottles.

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Appearance

The red wine Tolo do Xisto has a very bright, clean, cherry-coloured robe with a violet rim and some purple tinges.

Nose

A Mencía from Ribeira Sacra with a nice varietal character, it smells of ripe red and black fruit, with some floral remembrances, deep mineral notes and dim notions of toast and spices. On the backgroud, a delightful note of blood orange.

Palate

Fresh and savoury, this red wine by Coca i Fitó has some original, distinctively saline remembrances, notes of cranberries, orange rind, aromatic herbs and violets. Lively acidity and long, mineral finish.

Our personal opinion

Different and original, Tolo do Xisto 2016 is easy-to-drink, but not at all trivial. Great pairing with both fish and meat dishes.

OTHER VINTAGES

Tolo do Xisto 2015:

Enterwine 91.

Tolo do Xisto 2014:

Enterwine 91.

Year 2016
Type Red
D.O. Ribeira Sacra
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 15-17ºC
Should this wine be decanted? 10 minutes before serving
Ageing Barrel
Type of ageing Months in French oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 4
Enterwine's Score 90
Media rating 90
Other guides J. Suckling 91. Decanter 91.
Mono-Varietal Mencía
Pairings Aperitif, bluefish, Cold meats, Duck, Grilled fish, Grilled red meats, Grilled vegitables, Grilled whitefish, Pasta with red sauce and meat, Rice with meat, Risotto, Roasted foods, Roasted red meats, Soft pasta cheese, Steak Tartare, Stews, White meat with gravy
Taste Light, easy to drink, Lively and Fresh, Tasty with barrel notes
Occasion Aperitif, Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, Reunion with colleagues
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Ribeira Sacra!! Another wonderful Spanish wine region. They keep coming like crazy. Who could have known that Mencia could taste so good as this?
Review by (Posted on 23 August 2018)
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Remembrances of pomegranate, flowers and some sanguine notes. Ribeira Sacra produces wonderfully original wines.
Review by (Posted on 27 November 2017)
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