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 wine, Tolo do Xisto 2015 was traditionally vinified in stainless steel tanks and aged for a short period of 4 months in French oak barrels.
Decant 30 minutes before drinking. Production around 8,000 bottles.
The red wine Tolo do Xisto has a very bright, clean, cherry-coloured robe with a violet rim and some purple tinges.
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.
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 2015 is easy-to-drink, but not at all trivial. Great pairing with both fish and meat dishes.
Tolo do Xisto 2014:
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||30 minutes before serving|
|Does this wine follow the guidelines of biodynamic Farming?||No|
|Is this product free of sulfites?||No|
|Type of ageing||Months in French oak barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||4|
|Name of Award||No|
|Percentage of variety||No|
|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|
Ribeira Sacra!! Another wonderful Spanish wine region. They keep coming like crazy. Who could have known that Mencia could taste so good as this?
Remembrances of pomegranate, flowers and some sanguine notes. Ribeira Sacra produces wonderfully original wines.