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Guimaro 'Camino Real' Riberia Sacra 2018

$28.99 $26.09


Country: Spain

Region: Galicia

Type: Red Wine

Grape: Mencia

Guimaro, which translates to ‘rebel’ in local Gallego dialect, was founded in 1991 by Pedro Rodriguez, a practicing organic farmer in Galicia. The winery’s Mencia grows on old vines, keeping yields naturally low, giving way to concentrated, juicy fruit.

Fruit for ‘Camino Real’ comes from a plot of 40 to 60-year-old vines dominated by Mencia, with other indigenous varieties peppered in. All grapes are hand-harvested and spontaneously fermented together with 100% whole clusters in oak, followed by a 40-day maceration. The wine is half-aged in foudre and half-aged in barrel for about one year.

Aromas of dark berry fruit and exotic spices. On the palate, silky, with lifted acidity and restrained tannins.